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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
John Duffield

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Date of birth: 4th April 1917
Place of birth: Pye Bridge, Derbyshire, England
Parents: Thomas and Julia Duffield
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 104064
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 4th April 1917, the second son of Thomas and Julia Duffield, of Pye Bridge, Derbyshire. He had two brothers, Lawrence and Thomas. He was educated at St Mary's Secondary School, Coatbridge and Motherwell Academy, Scotland.

He was employed as a mechanical excavator driver at Clay Quarry, Lower Somercotes. He joined the Navy in March 1940 and Hood is believed to be his only ship. HIs older brother Lawrence also served in the battle cruiser squadron.

He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

John's name is in Column 1 of Panel 56.

Detail of John'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)
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "Derbyshire Times & Chesterfield Herald", October 2014)