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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
John Edward Cruttenden

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Date of birth: 21st June 1903
Place of birth: Sandiacre, Derbyshire, England
Parents: Henry and Minnie Cruttenden
Previous occupation: Fitter's Apprentice
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 97707
Joined Hood: 20th December 1940 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 21st June 1903 in Sandiacre, Derbyshire. He was the second of four children born to Henry and Minnie Cruttenden. His siblings were Dorothy, Bernard and Lily. The family lived at 47 Station Road, Sandiacre (they moved to Stapleford, Nottinghamshire sometime after John's death). He was 37 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
23rd June 192018th January 1921GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/842
19th January 192128th February 1921Thunderer (Conqueror)Boy 2nd ClassADM188/842
1st March 192126th May 1921ConquerorBoy 1st ClassADM188/842
27th May 192120th June 1921Iron DukeBoy 1st ClassADM188/842
21st June 192130th April 1922Iron DukeOrdinary SeamanADM188/842
1st May 192223rd October 1923Iron DukeAble SeamanADM188/842
24th October 192331st March 1924ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/842
1st April 19249th October 1924Victory IAble SeamanADM188/842
10th October 192431st December 1924WeymouthAble SeamanADM188/842
1st January 192513th December 1927DespatchAble SeamanADM188/842
14th December 19272nd February 1928Victory IAble SeamanADM188/842
3rd February 192820th June 1928ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/842
21st June 192817th July 1928Victory IAble SeamanADM188/842
18th July 192829th January 1929ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/842
30th January 192911th April 1929DartmouthAble SeamanADM363/347
12th April 19298th May 1931Bee (Petrel)Able SeamanADM363/347
9th May 193124th July 1931VindictiveAble SeamanADM363/347
25th July 19313rd September 1931Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/347
4th September 193131st August 1932ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/347
1st September 19323rd January 1935NelsonAble SeamanADM363/347
4th January 19358th January 1936ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/347
9th January 193622nd April 1937RepulseAble SeamanADM363/347
23rd April 193731st March 1938St. Angelo II (Greyhound)Able SeamanADM363/347
1st April 193815th May 1938St. Angelo (Greyhound)Able SeamanADM363/347
16th May 193824th July 1938Victory II (Greyhound)Able SeamanADM363/347
25th July 193828th October 1938ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/347
29th October 193817th May 1940EffinghamAble SeamanADM363/347
18th May 194021st June 1940Victory IAble SeamanADM363/347
22nd June 194030th November 1940Victory III (Wivern)Able SeamanADM363/347
1st December 194019th December 1940Eaglet (Wivern)Able SeamanADM363/347
20th December 194024th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/347

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)

John's name is in Column 3 of Panel 47.

Detail of John'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)
The National Archives (ADM 188/842)
Linda Rowland (information, January 2013)