-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
Harry Pickering

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Date of birth: 26th July 1914
Place of birth: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Jack and Lily Pickering
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/KX 82270
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

Harry was born 26th July 1914 in Sheffield, Yorkshire to Jack and Lily Pickering. The family later lived in Gosport, Hampshire. He had three siblings- a brother named Jack, a step-sister named Mary and step-brother named Wilf.

Harry was engaged to a girl named Joan. Interestingly, his father Jack was awarded the D.C.M. earlier in life. Harry took the D.C.M. to sea with him for safekeeping...and it was lost with him in the sinking of Hood. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 54, 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)
His niece, Carol Appleby (photo & information, February 2014)