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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Eric Proudlock

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Date of birth: 29th November 1921
Place of birth: West Hartlepool, County Durham, England
Parents: Nicholas and Elizabeth Proudlock
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 158817
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Eric was born on 29th November 1921 in West Hartlepool, County Durham to Nicholas and Elizabeth Proudlock. He was the eldest of 4 children. His siblings were Edith, Allan and Joyce. The family later lived in York.

Eric joined the Navy in 1938. He trained at H.M.S. Caledonia prior to joining the crew of Hood. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

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Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

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

Detail of Eric'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 sister Joyce via his niece, Marie Hughes (information, November 2012 and February 2013)