-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
Alfred John Chandler

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Date of birth: 11th December 1900
Place of birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Parents: James and Alice Chandler
Wife: Caroline Chandler
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Master at Arms
Service Number: P/M 39791
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Alfred was born on 11th December 1900 in Birmingham, Warwickshire to parents James and Alice Chandler. The family lived in Barbourne, Worcester and Alfred was educated at the local Roman Catholic School.

Alfred joined the Navy on 11 December 1918 and would go on to serve for 24 years. In the 1920s, he trained/served at the following establishments/ships: Powerful, Marlborough, Blenheim, Pembroke, Vivid, Columbine, Centaur, Victory, Excellent, Resolution and others.

Alfred was the husband of Caroline Chandler, of Rosyth, Fife. He was 40 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 58, 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)
ADM 53/114435
The National Archives (ADM 188/813)
His great-nephew, Ron Kinsalla (information, October 2006)