-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
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


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
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)