-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
Howard Lewis Charles King

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Date of birth: 21st February 1916
Place of birth: Forest Gate, London, England
Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Signalman
Service Number: C/LD/X 4228
Joined Hood: 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Signalman)








Biographical Information:

Howard was born on 21st February 1916 in Forest Gate, London to parents Charles & Christine King. He had one sister, Irene. Howard was serving in H.M.S. Cumberland when he was temporarily drafted to Hood as a replacement for a signalman who had came down with appendicitis. He was 25 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 50, Column 2






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)
Howard's nephew, Robert Charles Harvey (photo & information, January 2004)