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In Remembrance of
Harry Frederick Bussey

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Date of birth: 25th April 1900
Place of birth: Hornsey, Middlesex, England
Parents: Herbert and Emily Bussey
Wife: Doris Bussey
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 57828
Joined Hood: 13th October 1939 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Harry was born on 25th April 1900 in Hornsey, London to parents Herbert and Emily Bussey. He joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 29th August 1918. His initial training took place in H.M.S. Impregnable. Rated Ordinary Seaman on his 18thy birthday, he was further advanced to Able Seaman in March 1919. He would serve a further 22 years in that rate. Harry was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in June 1933 and was able to draw his naval pension in 1940 having completed 22 years, though due to the war he continued to serve. He joined Hood in April 1940.

Harry was the husband of Doris Bussey. The couple married in 1931 and were living at 23 Basham Road, Portsmouth in 1939. He was 41 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
29th August 191621st November 1916Vivid IBoy 2nd ClassADM188/762
22nd November 19169th March 1917ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/762
10th March 191725th March 1917ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/762
26th March 191712th April 1918Duke of EdinburghBoy 1st ClassADM188/762
13th April 191824th April 1918Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/762
25th April 19181st June 1918Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/762
2nd June 191830th June 1918[Illegible]Ordinary SeamanADM188/762
1st July 191819th November 1918Gannet ([Illegible])Ordinary SeamanADM188/762
20th November 19186th January 1919Actaeon ([Illegible])Ordinary SeamanADM188/762
7th January 191924th February 1919Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/762
25th February 191918th March 1919Vivid III (Caerlon)Ordinary SeamanADM188/762
19th March 191914th May 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/762
15th May 191915th January 1920RamilliesAble SeamanADM188/762
16th January 192031st July 1920Crescent ([Illegible])Able SeamanADM188/762
1st August 192016th November 1920ColumbineAble SeamanADM188/762
17th November 19201st September 1921RamilliesAble SeamanADM188/762
2nd September 192110th September 1921Victory IAble SeamanADM188/762
11th September 192131st March 1922EnchantressAble SeamanADM188/762
1st April 192227th April 1922Victory IAble SeamanADM188/762
28th April 192223rd May 1922Vernon (Fogbow)Able SeamanADM188/762
24th May 192219th June 1924VernonAble SeamanADM188/762
20th June 19242nd November 1925ArgusAble SeamanADM188/762
3rd November 192526th May 1927Victory IAble SeamanADM188/762
27th May 192726th May 1927Egmont (Winchelsea)Able SeamanADM188/762
17th October 192931st October 1929Victory 2-4 (Winchelsea)Able SeamanADM363/430
1st November 192917th December 1929Victory 1-3Able SeamanADM363/430
18th December 192920th April 1931Victory 2-4B (Victory ship)Able SeamanADM363/430
21st April 193124th April 1931Victopry 1-3Able SeamanADM363/430
25th April 193131st August 1932NelsonAble SeamanADM363/430
1st September 193230th April 1934Victory IAble SeamanADM363/430
1st May 193430th September 1935Cyclops (Douglas)Able SeamanADM363/430
1st October 193530th September 1936St. Angelo 2 (Douglas)Able SeamanADM363/430
1st October 193611th January 1938Victory IAble SeamanADM363/430
12th January 193830th September 1938Iron DukeAble SeamanADM363/430
1st October 19389th October 1938RepulseAble SeamanADM363/430
10th October 193812th October 1939Victory IAble SeamanADM363/430
13th October 193924th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/430

Additional Photographs
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)

Harry's name is in Column 2 of Panel 47.

Detail of Harry'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)
Tim Daniels (photo, 2001)