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In Remembrance of
Anthony Bernard Joseph Bamford

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Date of birth: 3rd March 1922
Place of birth: Gillingham, Kent, England
Parents: Bernard Joseph Bamford and Cecelia Bamford (nee Williams)
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 157928
Joined Hood: Spring 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information: Tony, as he was known to his family and friends, was born on 3rd March 1922 in Gillingham, Kent to parents Bernard and Cecelia Bamford. The family later lived in Wokingham, Berkshire. He enlisted in the Navy in 1938.

He was trained at H.M.S. St. Vincent training establishment in Gosport. He joined H.M.S. Hood in the spring of 1939 as Boy Seaman along with several St. Vincent Classmates. He was promoted to Ordinary Seaman in September 1939 and to Able Seaman on 3rd March 1940.

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Tony at left with another rating, probably Peter Sanderson, on the foc's'le of Hood.

Tony with Peter Sanderson aboard Hood

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Anthony's name is in Column 1 of Panel 47.

Detail of Anthony's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His niece, Cathy Bamford (photo & information, April 2005)
His friend, Muriel Cox (nee Barefield) (photo, February 2004)
Peter Chamberlain photo June 2020