-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
Benjamin Seivill Sterne

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Date of birth: 14th June 1922
Place of birth: Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
Parents: Rudolph and Mabel Sterne
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 158144
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Ben was born on 14th June 1922 to Rudolph and Mabel Sterne, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire. He was 18 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)

Benjamin's name is in Column 3 of Panel 49.

Detail of Benjamin'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)
Addendum to "We Will Remember Them - British Jewish Personnel killed in WW2" by Henry Morris, published 1994 by Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women of UK (AJEX).
Mr Martin Sugarman, AJEX (photo and information, May 2002)