-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Douglas Cyril Ford

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Date of birth: July 1923
Place of birth: Rochford, Essex, England
Parents: William C. and Lilian Ford
Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Rank: Midshipman
Joined Hood: 29th April 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Temporary Probationary Midshipman R.N.R.)
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Biographical Information:

Douglas was the only child of William Cyril Ford and Lilian nee Kirby of Pax House, Mowbray Road, Cambridge. He was 17 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)

Douglas's name is in Column 1 of Panel 60.

Detail of Douglas'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)
Grace Targett (photo & information, June 2011)