-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
Charles Laban Spillane Smith

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Date of birth: 5th August 1921
Place of birth: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Parents: Charles and Ellen Smith
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 153386
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Charles was born on 5th August 1921 in Manchester, Lancashire to Charles (or William) and Ellen Smith. 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)





Charles's name is in Column 2 of Panel 49.





Detail of Charles's name.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)