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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Albert William Charker

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Date of birth: 3rd October 1904
Place of birth: Wandsworth, London, England
Parents: William and Elizabeth Charker
Wife: A. Charker
Previous occupation: Kitchen Porter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 101951
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1936 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Albert was born on 3rd October 1904 in Wandsworth, London to James and Elizabeth Charker. He was the husband of A. Charker, of Gosport, Hampshire. His brother Richard also died on military service.

Albert was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
13th April 19213rd October 1921GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/850
4th October 192122nd November 1921MonarchBoy 2nd ClassADM188/850
23rd November 192124th November 1921ConquerorBoy 2nd ClassADM188/850
25th November 192116th June 1922ConquerorBoy 1st ClassADM188/850
17th June 19221st October 1922Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/850
2nd October 19222nd October 1922DiomedeBoy 1st ClassADM188/850
3rd October 192213th March 1924DiomedeOrdinary SeamanADM188/850
14th March 192414th October 1925DiomedeAble SeamanADM188/850
15th October 19256th December 1925Victory IAble SeamanADM188/850
7th December 192529th April 1927DolphinAble SeamanADM188/850
30th April 192711th May 1928Iron DukeAble SeamanADM188/850
12th May 19286th May 1929BenbowAble SeamanADM188/850
7th May 19299th May 1929Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/381
10th May 192925th October 1929ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/381
26th October 192914th September 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/381
15th September 193019th July 1933SuffolkAble SeamanADM363/381
20th July 19336th September 1933Victory IAble SeamanADM363/381
7th September 193325th July 1934Vernon (Stokes Bay)Able SeamanADM363/381
26th July 193414th January 1936RevengeAble SeamanADM363/381
15th January 19363rd January 1939RepulseAble SeamanADM363/381
4th January 19391st June 1939Excellent (Frobisher)Able SeamanADM363/381
2nd June 193924th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/381

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)

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

Detail of Albert'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)
Barrie Wootton (photo, October 2010 & additional information, February 2012)