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In Remembrance of
Charles Ernest Wright

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Date of birth: 18th October 1915
Place of birth: Newark, Nottinghamshire, England
Parents: Jesse and Florence Wright
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Telegraphist
Service Number: P/JX 136683
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Charles was born on 18th October 1915 in Newark, Nottinghamshire, one of 14 children of his parents Jesse and Florence Wright. The family lived in Stuart Street and later lived in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Charles was educated at St. Anne's and th Boys Central School until age 14. He then worked at Mowbray's Brewery before joining the Royal Navy. He was trainined at H.M.S. Ganges and saw service in H.M.S.s Warspite, Resolution and at the Wireless Station at Gibraltar before joining Hood

He was 25 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Charles as a Telegraphist.

Charles with two mates from his days in Resolution.

A newspaper article after Charles death giving details of his life and career.

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)

Charles's name is in Column 2 of Panel 52.

Detail of Charles'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)
Sue Selvey (photo, 2001)
Lorraine Jones (photgraphs and information), November 2021.