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In Remembrance of
Frederick Rose Mitchell

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Date of birth: 24th December 1916
Place of birth: Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Parents: James and Elizabeth Mitchell
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 196611
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Fred was born on 24th December 1916 to James and Elizabeth Mitchell, of 40 Deveron Street, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Fred was educated at the Gordon Schools. At age 14 he relocated to Jersey, Channel Islands for work purposes.

He joined the Navy at age 17 and was subsquently posted to H.M.S. Victory and H.M.S. Iron Duke. He was stationed for 2.5 years in the West Indies aboard H.M.S. Challenger. He was then assigned to H.M.S. Cochrane for 18 months, and lastly to Hood at the outbreak of the war.

Fred was engaged to Martha Walker (known as Dolly). Fred had received his Leading Torpedo Operator's certificate very shortly before the sinking of Hood. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



Frederick's family home, 40 Deveron Street, Huntly.






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

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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)





Frederick's name is in Column 3 of Panel 48.





Detail of Frederick'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)
Frederick's sister, Mrs A. Henderson (photo, Dec 2001)
Norma Eaton (clipping from "Huntly Express", late May 1941)