-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
Charles Holland

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Date of birth: 15th August 1906
Place of birth: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Wife: Mary Ann Holland
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/ 22490
Joined Hood: 23rd August 1939 (Marine)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Marine)
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Biographical Information:

Charlie, as he was known, was born on 15th August 1906 at 30 Spittal Street, Manchester. He was one of two boys (Frankie and Bill) and one girl (Minnie) born to his parents Frank (a veteran of World War One) and Mary Jane. The family later moved to Salford, Lancashire. Charlie later had two sons of his own (Keith and Derreck). He was 34 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His great-niece Julie Devenport (photos & information, February, April & October 2008)