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In Remembrance of
Richard Fulton Cunningham

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Date of birth: 28th April 1914
Place of birth: Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Parents: Fulton and Winifred Cunningham
Wife: Kathrine Cunningham
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 223975
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Richard was born on 28th April 1914 in Luton, Bedfordshire to Fulton and Winifred Cunningham. He was the husband of Kathrine Cunningham. They were married in March 1940. Richard is bellieved to have been a solicitor before his naval service. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Photo of Richard and Kathrine at St Christopher's, Luton, on their wedding day (March 1940)

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)

Richard's name is in Column 2 of Panel 50.

Detail of Richard'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, John Morton (photo & information, February 2003)