-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
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:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

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


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 47, 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)
Jane Coomer (photos, April 2005)