-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
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
Clifford Battersby

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Date of birth: 11th June 1921
Place of birth: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Parents: Alfred and Matilda Battersby
Previous occupation: Driver
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 154410
Joined Hood: Summer 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Clifford was born on 11th June 1921 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire to Alfred and Matilda Battersby. The family lived in Dronfield Road, Eckington, Derbyshire. Clifford worked as a driver before joining the Navy in 1938. He was posted to Hood in the summer of 1939.

Clifford was 19 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)

Clifford's name is in Column 2 of Panel 47.

Detail of Clifford'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)
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "Derbyshire Times & Chesterfield Herald", May 2014)