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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
William Arthur Chivers

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Date of birth: 27th September 1911
Place of birth: Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Gilbert and Elsie Chivers
Wife: Marion Chivers
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Service Number: P/MX 50843
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 27th September 1911 in Barnsley, Yorkshire to Gilbert and Elsie Chivers. He was the husband of Marion Chivers, of Barnsley. He was 29 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

William and Marion on their wedding day

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)

William's name is in Column 2 of Panel 53.

Detail of William'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)
His nephew, Jack Walker (photo & information, May 2004)