-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
Ernest Francis Thomas Benwell

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Date of birth: 14th May 1919
Place of birth: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Parents: William and Mary Benwell
Wife: Elsie Benwell
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: P/M 36898
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Ernest was born on 16th May 1903 in Reading, Berkshire, to parents William and Mary Benwell. He was the husband of Elsie Benwell, of Paulsgrove, Hampshire. He was 38 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 57, Column 1

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His son Peter Benwell (photo, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/679 and ADM 101/565)