-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
Raymond Park

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Date of birth: 12th May 1912
Place of birth: Darlington, County Durham, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 14704
Joined Hood: 1938
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)








Biographical Information:

Raymond was born on 12th May 1912 in Darlington, County Durham to Mr and Mrs J Oswald Park. The family lived at Bates Avenue, Darlington.

Raymond is believed to have joined the Navy circa 1934. He was the husband of Lillian Betty Park. Together they had one son, Brian, who later went on to serve in the Navy. Raymond was 29 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



Memorial to Raymond





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 49, Column 1






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Raymond's grandson, Raymond Park (photo & information, August 2006)
Penny Shergold and Eleanor Hannar (information, September 2011)
Irene Gray (information taken from 31st May 1941 "Newcastle Evening Chronicle," July 2017)