-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
Frederick George Mendham

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Date of birth: 5th July 1923
Place of birth: Perlethorpe cum Budby, Nottinghamshire, England
Parents: Alice Winifred May Mendham
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 162597
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Frederick was born on 5th July 1923 in the tiny hamlet of Budby in Southwell parish, Nottinghamshire, to Alice Winifred May Mendham. He is commemorated on the Budby war memorial. The family later lived in Skegness, Lincolnshire. His cousin Wilfred Albert Mendham, also of Budby, died in 1942 with the RAF in Eygpt.

Frederick was 17 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Budby War Memorial, Budby, Nottinghamshire, England

Photos of the memorial

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Information and Budby village memorial photo from Mr Shaun Noble, March and May 2021