-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
Clifford Farrar

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Date of birth: 13th December 1919
Place of birth: Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Joseph and Hilda Farrar
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3163
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Clifford was born on 13th December 1919 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire. He was one of four children to Joseph and Hilda Farrar, of Batley, Yorkshire. As a lad, he attended Carlinghow Council School. He was an active member of the Carlinghow St Johns Church Choir. Following school, Clifford was employed by Messrs T Burnley and Sons, Ltd, Gomersal as well as Angora (Birstall) Ltd.

Clifford joined the Marines sometime in 1938. Upon completion of his training at Chatham and Portsmouth, he was posted to Hood. He was among the 250 crewman sent to Aandalenes, Norway in support of Operation Primrose during April 1940. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 58, 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)
Margaret Clifford (photo, 2001)