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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
John Henry Atkinson

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Date of birth: 22nd November 1920
Place of birth: Belper, Derbyshire, England
Parents: Richard & Lydia Atkinson
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 28511
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

John born on 22nd November 1920 in Belper, Derbyshire to parents Richard and Lydia Atkinson. The family lived in Riddings. He as educated at St John's School, Ripley and at Somercotes Central School. Following school, he worked at Swanwick Colleries. John entered the Navy in 1939 and Hood is believed to be his only ship. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

John's name is in Column 1 of Panel 47.

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)
Barbara Weston (photo & information, April 2004)
Belper News, 6 June 1941 edition