-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Henry Wells

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Date of birth: 16th February 1910
Place of birth: Worthing, Sussex, England
Parents: William and Eliza Wells
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 116550
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Dusty", as he was known to family and friends, was born on 16th February 1910 to William and Eliza Wells, of Worthing, Sussex. He worked for Worthing Corporation before joining the Royal Navy. He was known to be a keen fisherman and owned a boat called "Good Luck". Dusty was 31 years old at the time of his loss.

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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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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Henry's name is in Column 2 of Panel 56.

Detail of Henry's name.

St. Matthew's Church, Worthing, Sussex, England

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Henry's name on the Roll of Honour.
Stoker 1st Class William Francis Puttick is also remembered here.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Jan Flowers (photo & information, February 2005)