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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
Howard Lancaster

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Date of birth: 26th November 1912
Place of birth: Walsall, Staffordshire, England
Parents: S. and Alice Lancaster
Wife: Emily Lancaster
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 133010
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Howard was born on 26th November 1912 to Sidney Joseph Lancaster and his wife Alice (maiden surname Beebee) of Walsall, Staffordshire.

Howard was a member of a large family, and had two sisters (Agnes and Kate, both born in 1900) and four brothers: Sidney (1903), Arthur (1905), Frederick (1908) and George (1910).

Howard was 28 years old at the time of his loss.

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None at this time.

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)

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

Detail of Howard'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)
Howard's daughter, J. Wolfenden (Photo, 2001)