-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
Chainbar divider

In Remembrance of
Edwin Herbert Chatfield, B.E.M.

Photo of
Date of birth: 13th February 1910
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: Scholar
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 114218
Joined Hood: 6th September 1940 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Edwin was born on 13th February 1910 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He was the youngest son of Mr A. Chatfield. Prior to serving in Hood, he served in Palestine (for which he was awarded the British Empire Medal), Dunkirk and Narvik. He and his wife had two children and lived at 98 Pretoria Rd, Southsea. He was 31 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
21st February 19265th April 1926GangesBoy 1st ClassADM362/7
6th April 192617th February 1928WarspiteBoy 1st ClassADM362/7
20th June 192620th February 1926GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM362/7
18th February 19287th November 1928WarspiteOrdinary SeamanADM362/7
8th November 192822nd February 1929Victory IOrdinary SeamanADM362/7
23rd February 192912th May 1929Victory II - IV (Truant)Ordinary SeamanADM363/423
13th May 192917th May 1929Victory II - IV (Truant)Able SeamanADM363/423
18th May 192910th June 1929Victory I - IAble SeamanADM363/423
11th June 192930th November 1931Egmont 2 - 1 (Vampire)Able SeamanADM363/423
1st December 193129th December 1931Victory II (Vampire)Able SeamanADM363/423
30th December 19312nd June 1932Victory IAble SeamanADM363/423
3rd June 193230th August 1932Osprey (Rowanna)Able SeamanADM363/423
31st August 19324th September 1934NelsonAble SeamanADM363/423
5th September 193430th November 1934Victory IAble SeamanADM363/423
1st December 19342nd May 1935VernonAble SeamanADM363/423
3rd May 193529th August 1935Vernon (Stokes Bay)Able SeamanADM363/423
30th August 193531st August 1936BarhamAble SeamanADM363/423
1st September 193621st September 1936SussexAble SeamanADM363/423
22nd September 19366th November 1936CyclopsAble SeamanADM363/423
7th November 193619th April 1938BarhamAble SeamanADM363/423
20th April 193828th September 1938Victory IAble SeamanADM363/423
29th September 193828th October 1938EffinghamAble SeamanADM363/423
29th October 193829th July 1939Victory IAble SeamanADM363/423
30th July 19398th November 1939EmeraldAble SeamanADM363/423
9th November 193926th January 1940Victory IAble SeamanADM363/423
27th January 194031st March 1940Victory II (Icarus)Able SeamanADM363/423
1st April 194013th June 1940Victory III (Icarus)Able SeamanADM363/423
14th June 194021st June 1940Victory IAble SeamanADM363/423
22nd June 19405th September 1940VernonAble SeamanADM363/423
6th September 194024th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/423

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)

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

Detail of Edwin'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)
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "Evening News", 12 June 1941)