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In Remembrance of
Charles Dugdale Awdry

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Date of birth: 22nd February 1906
Place of birth: Kensington, London, England
Parents: Sir Richard Awdrey
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant-Commander
Joined Hood: 1st November 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Lieutenant-Commander)
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Biographical Information:

Charles was born on 22nd February 1906 at Kensington, Middlesex, the son of Sir Richard Awdry. He had served in the Navy in the 1920s/1930s and later left for civilian pursuits. He returned to the Navy after the outbreak of the war and was assigned to Hood.

He was remembered in the Portsmouth Evening News, May 1941 as having 'returned to the Navy after ten years' absence in the City, soon showed us he had forgotten little and was a continual source of good cheer to his mess mates.'

He was 35 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Charles in his Lieutenant-Commander's uniform.

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)

Charles's name is in Column 1 of Panel 45.

Detail of Charles'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)
Portsmouth Evening News, May 1941
His fiancee, Peggy Mocatta, nee Graham (photo, June 2008)