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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
John Charles Sulley

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Date of birth: 21st February 1896
Place of birth: Arnold, Basford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Wife: Maria Sulley
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Commissioned Ordnance Artificer
Joined Hood: 1st July 1938
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Commissioned Ordnance Officer)
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Biographical Information:

Known as "Charlie", as he was known to his friends, was born on 21st February 1896 in Nottingham. He originally entered the Navy as a rating (service number M10106). His specialty was ordnance/gunnery. He later became a commissioned officer. He was the husband of Maria Sulley, of Southsea, Hampshire. He was 45 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Early portrait of Charlie

Charlie is shown wearing the cap tally of H.M.S. Excellent, the Royal Navy's Gunnery school at Whale Island.

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)

John's name is in Column 1 of Panel 46.

Detail of John'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)
Charlie's nephew, Mr Jack Garner (information & photos, 2000)