-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
Harry Rudge Pearce

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Date of birth: 8th April 1917
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Wife: Joyce M Pearce
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Service Number: P/MX 49203
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Harry was born on 8th April 1917 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He was the husband of Joy Pearce (nee Durant) and they had one son, Graham (4th January, 1941 – 13th September, 2013).

Harry was 24 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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)

Harry's name is in Column 2 of Panel 53.

Detail of Harry'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)
His granddaughter, Karen Poniewozik (photos & information, Sept 2015)