-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
Charles Arthur Russell

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Date of birth: 28th December 1920
Place of birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Parents: Charles and Frances Russell
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 27427
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Charlie, as he was known, was born on 28th December 1920 to Charles and Frances Russell, of Birmingham, Warwickshire. He lived in Mess 15 aboard Hood. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

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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 2 of Panel 49.

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)
Julie Foster (Photo, April 2009)
Tony Leaver (photo & information, November 2009)