-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 Arthur Taylor

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Date of birth: 30th July 1922
Place of birth: Wemyss, Fife, Scotland
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Telegraphist
Service Number: P/JX 156606
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Charles was born on 30th July 1922 in Wemyss, Fife, Scotland. He trained at H.M.S. Ganges before joining Hood. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Charles and classmates at H.M.S. Ganges. The arrow points to Charles.

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Charles's brother, Stan Taylor (photos, March 2004)