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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Henry George Lifford

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Date of birth: 12th September 1919
Place of birth: Wandsworth, London, England
Parents: Peter and Olive Lifford
Wife: Gladys Lifford
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Supply Assistant
Service Number: P/MX 66298
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Harry, as he was known, was born on 12th September 1919 in Wandsworth, London to parents Peter and Olive Lifford. He was the husband of Gladys Lifford, of Wandsworth. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Harry as a lad

Harry as a lad

Harry and Gladys on their wedding day

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)

Henry's name is in Column 2 of Panel 57.

Detail of Henry'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, Peter Platt (photos & information, August 2008)
Ernie Neil (photos, February 2010)