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In Remembrance of
Harold Harlan Jones

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Date of birth: 20th November 1920
Place of birth: Bangor, Caernarvonshire, Wales
Parents: Renig and Elizabeth Jones
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 22862
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Harold was born on 20th November 1920 in Bangor, Caernarvonshire, Wales to Renig and Elizabeth Jones. The family later lived in Menai Bridge, Anglesey. He had four siblings, Willie (who also died during the war), Peggy, Doris and Eddie. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Harold as a young boy. He is wearing a cap which says H.M.S. 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)

Harold's name is in Column 2 of Panel 48.

Detail of Harold's name.

St. Tysilio's Church, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, Wales

Photos of the memorial

The memorial stands in a magnificent position on the summit of an island
(linked by a causeway) overlooking the Manai Strait with views of the suspension bridge.

Harold's name alongside the other casualties from World War 2.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Renig Jones (photo & information, December 2012 and June 2021)
Arthur Harris (photo, October 2012)
Mrs Peggy Jones (photo, 2001)