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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Charles John Bishop

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Date of birth: 30th August 1898
Place of birth: Claines, Worcestershire, England
Parents: John Bishop and of Kate Bishop
Wife: Margaret Bishop
Previous occupation: Fireman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: P/R 49102
Joined Hood: 7th May 1938 (Chief Stoker)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

Charles was born on 30th August 1898 in Claines, Worcestershire to parents John and Kate Bishop. The family moved into Worcester after the start of the First World War. He served as a fireman prior to joining the Royal Navy on 04 February 1918. He went on to serve in a number of ships and establishments to include Victory, Hercules, Tiger, Fisguard, Excellent, Renown and of course Hood.

Charles was the husband of Margaret Bishop, of Portsmouth. He was the father of John, Robert and Margaret. Charles was 42 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
7th February 191827th May 1918Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/965
28th May 191829th August 1918HerculesStoker 2nd ClassADM188/965
30th August 191820th May 1920HerculesStoker 1st ClassADM188/965
21st May 192017th June 1920Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/965
18th June 19201st August 1921Victory XI (Tring)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/965
2nd August 192117th July 1922Victory XI (Newark)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/965
18th July 19229th March 1924Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/965
10th March 192413th May 1925TigerStoker 1st ClassADM188/965
14th May 19254th August 1925TigerActing Leading StokerADM188/965
5th August 19257th November 1925FisgardActing Leading StokerADM188/965
8th November 192513th May 1926Excellent (Terror)Acting Leading StokerADM188/965
14th May 19261st September 1926Excellent (Terror)Leading StokerADM188/965
2nd September 192617th March 1928RenownLeading StokerADM188/965
18th March 19283rd September 1928RenownActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/965
4th September 192829th October 1928Victory IIActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/965
30th October 192817th March 1929FisgardActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/965
18th March 192914th May 1929Stoker Petty OfficerActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
15th May 192915th June 1930Victory XI (Selkirk)Acting Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
16th June 19308th December 1930Victory II - VActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
9th December 193017th March 1933DelphiniumActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
18th March 193322nd February 1934Victory IIActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
23rd February 193431st July 1934NeptuneActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
1st August 193410th June 1936NeptuneChief StokerADM363/44
11th June 193624th August 1936Victory IIChief StokerADM363/44
25th August 193615th March 1938Victory II (Tyrant)Chief StokerADM363/44
16th March 19386th May 1938Victory IIChief StokerADM363/44
7th May 193824th May 1941HoodChief StokerADM363/44

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)

Charles's name is in Column 3 of Panel 53.

Detail of Charles'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)
Sandra Taylor (memorial photo, February 2009)
he National Archives (ADM 188/679)