-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
Chainbar divider

In Remembrance of
Christopher Henry Congreve Dent

Photo of
Date of birth: October 1913
Place of birth: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Parents: Howard and Olive Dent
Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Surgeon Lieutenant
Joined Hood: 26th August 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Surgeon Lieutenant R.N.V.R.)
Click here to print memorial poster

Biographical Information:

Christopher was the son of Doctor Howard Dent and Olive Dent, of Pattingham, Staffordshire. Christopher was educated at The Old Hall (Wellington), Marlborough, and Christ College, Cambridge (B.A., M.B., B.Ch., Cantab). Following his education, he served as house physician at Addenbrooke Hospital, Cambridge and house surgeon at St Mary's Hospital, London.

He was 27 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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)

Christopher's name is in Column 3 of Panel 60.

Detail of Christopher'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)
Christopher's sister, Mrs. P.M.C. Lloyd (photo & information, February 2007)