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In Remembrance of
Albert Cornelius Varlow

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Date of birth: 25th December 1896
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Albert and Sarah Varlow
Wife: Winifred Varlow
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Commissioned Gunner
Joined Hood: 1st April 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Commissioned Gunner)
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Biographical Information:

Albert was the husband of Winifred Varlow, of Hayling Island, Hampshire. He was the son of Albert and Sarah Varlow. Albert was mentioned in Despatches. He was fondly remembered in the Portsmouth Evening News, May 1941 as "worthy of the high standard of the Commissioned Warrant Officers of our Navy, a born organizer, and always looking ahead.". He was 44 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Albert's name is in Column 3 of Panel 45.

Detail of Albert'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)
Portsmouth Evening News, May 1941
His daughter, Patricia Beach (photo, November 2008)