-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
Nelson Lawrence Dear

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Date of birth: 20th April 1910
Place of birth: Lydd, Kent, England
Parents: George and Sarah Dear
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Musician
Service Number: RMB/3013
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Nelson was born on 20th April 1910 in Lydd, Kent to George and Sarah Dear. His action station at the time of his loss was the 15" Transmitting Station. He was 31 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 59, Column 3

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)