-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
Frank Mitchell

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Date of birth: 31st May 1917
Place of birth: Tinsley, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Alfred and Nellie Mitchell
Wife: Ada Mitchell
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Electrical Artificer 4th Class
Service Number: P/MX 69131
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Frank was born on 31st May 1917 in Tinsley, Yorkshire to Alfred and Nellie Mitchell. The family lived at 7 Beechwood Road, Rotherham. He is known to have had an older brother named Alfred (who also served in the Navy).

Frank was educated at the South Grove Central School. He also served as a Boy Scout. Prior to joining the Navy in 1940, he worked at Steel, Peech & Tozer. He joined the Navy sometime in 1940.

He was the husband of Ada Mitchell, of Leeds, Yorkshire. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.




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Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)





Frank's name is in Column 1 of Panel 57.





Detail of Frank's name.






Sources
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, Frank Mitchell (photo & information, January 2015)
Jayne Daley and Andrew Featherstone (information, April 2013)