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H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Kenneth Walter Ierston

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Date of birth: 7th September 1922
Place of birth: Fareham, Hampshire, England
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. T. Ierston
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 156903
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Kenneth was born on 7th September 1922 in Fareham, Hampshire to Mr. and Mrs. T. Ierston. The family actually lived in Belton, Hampshire. He was the eldest of four children born between 1922 and 1935. The family later lived in Bedhampton.

Kenneth was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Kenneth's name is in Column 3 of Panel 50.

Detail of Kenneth'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 nephew, Christopher Barrett (photo, January 2008)
His brother, Peter Ierston via Ann Griffiths (information, March 2013)