-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
Kenneth Radley

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Date of birth: 14th May 1919
Place of birth: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Parents: Herbert and Mabel Radley
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 94133
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Stoker 1st Class)
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Biographical Information:

Ken was born on 14th May 1919 to parents Herbert and Mabel Radley of 21 Ravensdale Rd, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. He attended the Rosemary School and worked at Mansfield Colliery before entering the military. Both he and his brother Dennis served in the Navy during the war.

Ken served under the alias of "Kenneth Beresford." He was 22 years old at the time of his loss.

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)

Kenneth's name is in Column 2 of Panel 55.

Detail of Kenneth'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)
Ken's brother, Dennis Radley (photo, 2001)
Ian Guest (information, Feb 2012)