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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Ronald William Bridges

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Date of birth: 8th April 1919
Place of birth: Bloxham, Oxfordshire, England
Parents: George and Mabel Bridges
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Wireman
Service Number: P/MX 62163
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Ronald was born on 8th April 1919 to parents George and Mabel Bridges, of Bloxham, Oxfordshire. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss.

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)

Ronald's name is in Column 1 of Panel 57.

Detail of Ronald'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)
Peter JP Barwell (photo & information, February 2004)
Angela Allen (memorial photo & information, July 2004)