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

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Charles Walter Dobson

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Date of birth: 21st March 1919
Place of birth: Poole, Dorset, England
Parents: Charles and Sarah E. D. Dobson
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 19239
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Charlie, as he was known, was born on 21st March 1919 in Poole, Dorsetshire to Charles and Sarah Dobson. The family later lived in Shirley, Southampton. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Charles and mates aboard Hood circa 1940

Charles and mates aboard Hood circa 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)

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

Detail of Charles'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)
Jane Coomer (photos, April 2005)