-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
Harold John Pink

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Date of birth: 18th June 1920
Place of birth: Winchester, Hampshire, England
Parents: Albyn and Edith Pink
Wife: Muriel Pink
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 21784
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)






Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.



Additional Photos



The "Winchester 5." Back Row (left - right)- Albert "Bunny" Austin and Harold Pink; Front Row (left - right): Geoff Mould, Alan Hadley and Den Finden. Of the five, only Den Finden survived...he was transferred off the ship before her fateful mission against Bismarck. It was Den who provided this very photograph to us.




Two photos of Harold and Muriel on their wedding day.










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)
Chris Rooke, Harold's nephew (wedding photographs), June 2020