-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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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)







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.





Additional Photos



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




Tony with Peter Sanderson aboard Hood





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 47, Column 1






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









Sources
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