-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
Snowden Foggan Orange Richardson

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Date of birth: 17th December 1917
Place of birth: Bedlington, Northumberland, England
Parents: Richard and Mary Richardson
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 100452
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Snowden was born on 17th December 1917 to Richard and Mary Richardson, of Bedlington, Northumberland. He was a painter/decorator before joining the Navy. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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)

Snowden's name is in Column 3 of Panel 55.

Detail of Snowden'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)
Sheila Halliday (photo, April 2002)
Phil Shortis (information and photo, December 2019)