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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Albert Heaton

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Date of birth: 16th May 1912
Place of birth: Carlisle, Cumberland, England
Parents: Fred and Margaret Heaton
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 18431
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Albert was born on 16 May 1912 in Harraby, Carlisle, Cumberland to Fred and Margaret Heaton. He was 29 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

A full length photograph of Albert taken not long before he joined Hood

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

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

Albert's name is in Column 1 of Panel 48.

Detail of Albert'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)
Frank Albert Heaton and Stewart Heaton - Albert's nephew and great-nephew. Frank's second given name was chosen in memory of his uncle, who he never met. (Photograph, June 2020)