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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Harold Owen

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Date of birth: 8th April 1909
Place of birth: Woolwich, London, England
Parents: Thomas and Florance Owen
Wife: Phyllis Owen
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/J 110958
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Acting Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

Harry, as he was known, was born on 8th April 1909 in Woolwich, Kent to Thomas and Florance Owen. He was the husband of Phyllis Owen. Together, they had one son, also named Harry, born just under 5 months after the sinking of Hood. He was 32 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
16th July 192429th March 1925ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM362/5
30th March 192512th June 1925ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM362/5
13th June 19251st December 1925ColumbineBoy 1st ClassADM362/5
2nd December 192516th December 1925AlaxBoy 1st ClassADM362/5
17th December 19256th March 1926BenbowBoy 1st ClassADM362/5
7th March 192610th June 1926MalayaBoy 1st ClassADM362/5
11th June 19267th April 1927HermesBoy 1st ClassADM362/5
8th April 19272nd November 1927HermesOrdinary SeamanADM362/5
3rd November 19272nd January 1928Victory IOrdinary SeamanADM362/5
3rd January 192829th March 1928Columbine (Vanessa)Ordinary SeamanADM362/5
30th March 192831st May 1928Columbine (Wakeful)Ordinary SeamanADM362/5
1st June 192816th July 1928Victory II (Wakeful)Ordinary SeamanADM362/5
17th July 19288th October 1928Victory II (Vimy)Ordinary SeamanADM362/5
9th October 192829th April 1929Victory II (Vimy)Able SeamanADM362/5
30th April 19298th October 1929Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/477
9th October 19298th November 1929CurlewAble SeamanADM363/477
9th November 19292nd December 1929Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/477
3rd December 19291st June 1931Victory I - IAble SeamanADM363/477
2nd June 193117th July 1931Victory II - IV (Boadicea)Able SeamanADM363/477
18th July 193130th June 1933Egmont II - II (Boadicea)Able SeamanADM363/477
1st July 193322nd August 1933St. Angleo II (Boadicea)Able SeamanADM363/477
23rd August 19336th October 1933Victory II (Boadicea)Able SeamanADM363/477
7th October 193312th December 1933Victory IAble SeamanADM363/477
13th December 193330th November 1934Vernon (Skate)Able SeamanADM363/477
1st December 193415th April 1935VernonAble SeamanADM363/477
16th April 193522nd July 1935Victory IAble SeamanADM363/477
23rd July 193520th August 1935St. Angelo II (Acheron)Able SeamanADM363/477
21st August 19352nd December 1935St. Angelo II (Wessex)Able SeamanADM363/477
3rd December 193512th June 1936St. Angelo II (Acheron)Able SeamanADM363/477
13th June 193611th September 1936St. Angelo II (Worcester)Able SeamanADM363/477
12th September 19365th February 1937St. Angelo II (Worcester)Acting Leading SeamanADM363/477
6th February 193711th September 1937Victory IActing Leading SeamanADM363/477
12th September 193712th October 1937Victory ILeading SeamanADM363/477
13th October 19371st September 1938CaledoniaLeading SeamanADM363/477
2nd September 193823rd September 1938Victory ILeading SeamanADM363/477
24th September 19385th December 1938St. VincentLeading SeamanADM363/477
6th December 193813th January 1939Victory II (Somali)Leading SeamanADM363/477
14th January 193920th May 1939Victory ILeading SeamanADM363/477
21st May 19391st June 1939Victory IActing Petty OfficerADM363/477
2nd June 19397th December 1940HoodActing Petty OfficerADM363/477
8th December 194024th May 1941HoodPetty OfficerADM363/477

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

Harold's name is in Column 2 of Panel 46.

Detail of Harold'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)
Dan Miller (photo, March 2006)
His son, Harry Owen (information, February 2011)