-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Charles John Newell

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Date of birth: 1st April 1921
Place of birth: Farnham, Hampshire, England
Parents: Harry and Annie Newell
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 152357
Joined Hood: 18th March 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Charlie, as he was known to family and friends, was born on 21st April 1921 in Farnham, Hampshire to parents Harry and Annie Newell, of Aldershot. He was trained as an apprentice sawyer until joining the Royal Navy in March 1937. He was trained at H.M.S. St. Vincent until January 1938. He was thn briefly assigned to the following ships in 1938: H.M.S. Ramillies, H.M.S. Iron Duke and H.M.S. Nelson. He remained aboard the Nelson until July 1939, when he was transferred to H.M.S. Victory.

Charlie joined H.M.S. Hood briefly in January 1940. He was then assigned to H.M.S. Victory. He joined Hood again on 18th March 1941. Charlie was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photographs
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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)

Charles's name is in Column 1 of Panel 49.

Detail of Charles'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)
John McIvor (photo & information, August 2005)