-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
Kenneth Charles Bridges

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Date of birth: 25th August 1914
Place of birth: Southall, Middlesex, England
Parents: Charles and Florence Bridges
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Telegraphist
Service Number: C/LD/X 5409
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

'Ken', as he was known to his family and friends, was born on 25th August 1914. He was the second son of seven children born to Charles and Florence Bridges, of Southall, Middlesex. His siblings were Donald Edward 1913 - 2003, Nancy Joyce 1916 - 1998, Henry John born 1919, Irene Grace born 1920, William Henley 1923 - 1986 and Alan George 1925 - 1944 (lost in H.M.S. Janus). Ken was 26 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos









Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 50, Column 2






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Ken's niece, Wendy Olroyd, (photo, 2001)
Ken's brother, Henry John Bridges (photos & information, August 2004)