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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Gordon Roy Burnell

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Date of birth: 10th March 1923
Place of birth: Kenn, Somerset, England
Parents: Leslie and Ethel Burnell
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 158664
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Gordon was born on 10th March 1923 in Kenn, Somerset to parents Leslie and Ethel Burnell. The family later lived in Clevedon, Somerset. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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)

Gordon's name is in Column 2 of Panel 50.

Detail of Gordon'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 great-niece, Vania Burnell (photos, November 2012)