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In Remembrance of
Harold Bramhall

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Date of birth: 8th July 1918
Place of birth: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Parents: Jonathan and Clara Bramhall
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Joiner 4th Class
Service Number: P/SR 598
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Harold was born on 8th July 1918 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the only son of Mr Jonathan and Mrs Clare Bramhall. He had a sister named Edna. His cousin Harry Green was also raised with him. The family lived at 22 Park Street, Bare, Morecambe, Lancashire.

As a boy he attended Euston Road School, Morecambe, where he was a keen footballer and he played for local junior teams, including Morecambe Parish Church. He loved the sea and he was a member of the local Sea Scouts and Rover patrols. He also served as Cubmaster of the 4th Morecambe Cubs. After leaving school Harold served his apprenticeship as a joiner with a local building firm, Wm Huddleston & Sons, for whom he later worked.

Harold was called up in April 1939 with the first band of militiamen and he volunteered to serve in the Navy. In September 1939, after completing his training, he was drafted to Hood. Harold took his last home leave just two months before he lost his life. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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)

Harold's name is in Column 3 of Panel 56.

Detail of Harold'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)
"Morecambe & Heysham Visitor" (newspaper), 28 May 1941, via Ernest McCart (information, April 2004)
His nephews, David and Jonathan Marsden (Photo, March 2010)