-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 James Cockhead

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Date of birth: 11th January 1905
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Oliver and Mary Cockhead
Wife: Alice Cockhead
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/K 62317
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Alfred was born 11th January 1905 to parents Oliver and Mary Cockhead of Portsmouth, Hampshire. Alfred joined the Navy at age 18. He served in H.M.S. Milford and other ships prior to Hood.

Alfred was the husband of Alice Cockhead, of Gosport, Hampshire. Together they had 4 children. He was 37 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 54, Column 2

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)
Alfred's grandson, Keith Casey (photos & information, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/985)