-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
Harold Edwin Ford

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Date of birth: 13th October 1921
Place of birth: Port Aux Basque, Newfoundland
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 246588
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Harold was born in Channel, Port-Aus-Basques, Newfoundland on 13th October 1921. He was one of 10 children to James and Frances Ford of Amherst Cove.

He was a member of the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit and was later transferred to the Royal Navy. He was trained at H.M.S. Ganges before being posted to Hood. He enjoyed singing and playing the guitar and was known to entertain his mates onboard the ship.

Harold was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Harold (right) and his home town friend Jim Carter at H.M.S. Ganges.


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 58, Column 2

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

Newfoundland Book of Remembrance

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
L/S Robert Battiste, CD.SSM (photo & information, 2001)
Jamie McNeil (photo & information, October 2010)