-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
Charles Alec Francis

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Date of birth: 21st August 1924
Place of birth: Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England
Parents: Charles and Gladys Francis
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 194729
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

Charles was born on 21st August 1924 in Great Bowden, Leicestershire to Charles and Gladys Francis. The family later lived in Irchester, Northamptonshire. He was 16 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 51, Column 3






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)