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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Ernest Brown

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Date of birth: 8th June 1920
Place of birth: Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 113257
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Ernest was born on 8th June 1920. He was the only son of Sam and Annie Brown of Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire. He was educated locally at the Battye infants school and High Street council school.

Prior to joining the Navy, Ernest was employed at C.W.S. Bootworks. A keen sportsman, he was an accomplished swimmer and member of the C.W.S. football and cricket teams. Eric was highly respected and very popular locally. He was also a server at St Savious Church, Heckmondwike. He was dearly loved and is missed by his family.

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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)

Ernest's name is in Column 1 of Panel 56.

Detail of Ernest'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)
His cousin, June Griffiths (photo & information, January 2004)