-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
Valentine Druken

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Date of birth: 14th February 1914
Place of birth: Topsail, Newfoundland
Parents: Michael and Ellen Druken
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 220988
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

1941 Newfoundland flagValentine was born on 14th February 1914 in Topsail, Newfoundland to Michael and Ellen Druken. The family later lived in St. Thomas' Line (Paradise), Newfoundland. He was a member of the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU No. 0311) and was later transferred to the Royal Navy. Hood is believed to have been his only ship. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



Valentine with a shipmate





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 58, Column 2






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
The Druken Family with the cooperation of Jim Roache & Mike Laurie (photo & information, May 2006)