-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
Ernest Brown

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








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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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 56, Column 1






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)
His cousin, June Griffiths (photo & information, January 2004)