-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 Wauchope Bostock

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Date of birth: 26th August 1900
Place of birth: London, London, England
Parents: Neil and Nellie Bostock
Wife: Sarah Bostock
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Mechanician
Service Number: P/K57520
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Acting Chief Mechanician)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Mechanician)
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Biographical Information:

Charles was born on 26th August 1900 in London to parents Neil and Nellie Bostock. He was the husband of Sarah Bostock, of Copnor, Hampshire. He was 40 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
22nd July 191912th November 1919Victory IIActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/976
13th November 191928th July 1920[Illegible]Acting Stoker 1st ClassADM188/976
29th July 192025th August 1921[Illegible]Stoker 1st ClassADM188/976
26th August 19211st May 1923CuracoaStoker 1st ClassADM188/976
2nd May 192311th May 1923Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/976
12th May 19237th August 1923Columbine (Vanessa)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/976
8th August 19233rd September 1923Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/976
4th September 192321st March 1924MalayaStoker 1st ClassADM188/976
22nd March 19245th September 1924MalayaActing Leading StokerADM188/976
6th September 19241st November 1924Victory IILeading StokerADM188/976
2nd November 192412th February 1925FisgardLeading StokerADM188/976
13th February 19256th April 1925FisgardActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/976
7th April 192512th February 1926CentaurActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/976
13th February 192631st December 1926CentaurStoker Petty OfficerADM188/976
1st January 192720th December 1928Vivid IStoker Petty OfficerADM188/976
21st December 192831st December 1928Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/976
1st January 192913th February 1929Victory IIActing MechanicianADM363/266
14th February 192911th May 1930LondonActing MechanicianADM363/266
12th May 193017th June 1931LondonMechanicianADM363/266
18th June 193120th August 1931Victory 2 -5MechanicianADM363/266
21st August 193122nd December 1931FisgardMechanicianADM363/266
23rd December 19311st May 1933Victory IIMechanicianADM363/266
2nd May 193315th February 1935CourageousMechanicianADM363/266
16th February 19355th April 1935Victory IIMechanicianADM363/266
6th April 19353rd May 1935CourageousMechanicianADM363/266
4th May 193517th May 1935Victory IIMechanicianADM363/266
18th May 193512th November 1935VernonMechanicianADM363/266
13th November 19357th September 1936VernonActing Chief Mechanician 2ADM363/266
8th September 193612th November 1936HoodActing Chief Mechanician 2ADM363/266
13th November 193624th May 1941HoodChief Mechanician 2ADM363/266

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)

Charles's name is in Column 3 of Panel 53.

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)
The National Archives (ADM 188/679)
Eileen Christie (service record transcription), June 2020.