-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 Watson

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Date of birth: 23rd August 1913
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Walter and Susannah Watson
Wife: Barbara Watson
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 133383
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

John was born on 23rd August 1913 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to Walter and Susannah Watson. He was the husband of Barbara Watson, of Fulham, London. He trained at H.M.S. St. Vincent in the 1930s. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 49, Column 3

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
John's brother, James Watson (photos & information, November 2003)