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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Richard Charles Emery

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Date of birth: 24th September 1905
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Richard and Emma Emery
Wife: Mary Jane Emery
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/K 63730
Joined Hood: 21st June 1939 (Stoker Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Stoker Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

Charlie as he was known, was born on 24th September 1905 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He was one of 4 sons born to Richard and Emma Emery.

He later became the husband of Mary Jane Emery, of North End, Portsmouth. Together, they had one son (also named Richard Charles). Charlie was 35 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
2nd April 19249th October 1924Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/29
10th October 192431st December 1924WeymouthStoker 2nd ClassADM362/29
1st January 19251st April 1925DespatchStoker 2nd ClassADM362/29
2nd April 192513th December 1927DespatchStoker 1st ClassADM362/29
14th December 192712th December 1928Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM362/29
13th December 192831st December 1929Excellent (Restless)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/29
1st January 193031st March 1932NelsonStoker 1st ClassADM363/139
1st April 193231st August 1932NelsonActing Leading StokerADM363/139
1st September 19323rd February 1933Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/139
4th February 193331st March 1933ChampionActing Leading StokerADM363/139
1st April 193328th April 1933ChampionLeading StokerADM363/139
29th April 19337th June 1933VernonLeading StokerADM363/139
8th June 193325th June 1933Victory IILeading StokerADM363/139
26th June 193314th July 1933Vernon (Winchester)Leading StokerADM363/139
15th July 19336th September 1933Victory IILeading StokerADM363/139
7th September 193331st May 1935ResolutionLeading StokerADM363/139
1st June 19357th December 1935ResolutionActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
8th December 193531st May 1936Victory IIActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
1st June 193615th June 1936Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
16th June 19364th November 1936Victory II (Vega)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
5th November 19369th December 1936Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
10th December 193628th December 1936Pembroke II (Comet)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
29th December 193624th October 1937Glorious (Comet)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
25th October 193731st January 1938St. Angelo II (Comet)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
1st February 193830th April 1938Glorious (Comet)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
1st May 193822nd July 1938Pembroke II (Comet)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
23rd July 193815th September 1938Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
16th September 193815th December 1938Victory II (Verity)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
16th December 193820th June 1939Victory II (Kempenfelt)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
21st June 193924th May 1941HoodStoker Petty OfficerADM363/139

Additional Photos

Charlie as a young sailor

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)

Richard's name is in Column 1 of Panel 54.

Detail of Richard'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)
His son, Richard Charles Emery (photo & information, May 2004)
Louise Roulston (photo, October 2008)