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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
Wife: Lilian B. Park
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 14704
Joined Hood: 1938
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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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

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)

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

Detail of Raymond'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)
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)