-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
William Frederick Richard Burningham

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Date of birth: 1st April 1902
Place of birth: Huntsdon, Sussex, England
Parents: Leonard and Kate Burningham
Wife: Ann Burningham
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: P/J 79704
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Bill, as he was known, was born on 1st April 1902 in Huntsdon, Sussex. He was the husband of Ann Burningham, of Southbourne, Sussex. He is known to have had at least one brother, Ernest and one sister, Florence. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 46, Column 1

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

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, Dianne Johansson (information, April 2019)
His niece, Rosina Markey (photo, November 2008)