-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
Mark Hunter Parnell Freeman

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Date of birth:
Parents: Charles and Elsie Freeman
Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Rank: Midshipman
Service Number: N/A
Joined Hood: 29th April 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Temprorary Probationary Midshipman R.N.R.)

Biographical Information:

Mark was the son of Charles and Elsie Freeman. He was trained at H.M.S. Conway from 1938 to 1940. He was subsequently trained at H.M.S. King Alfred in early 1941.

Mark, at age 16, was among the youngest men aboard the ship at the time of his loss. He was posthumously awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the Atlantic Star and the War Medal 1939-1945.

Additional Photos


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 60, Column 1

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

Memorial Chapel, Birkenhead Priory

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Geoffrey Haskins (information & photo, September 2007)
His cousin, Diana Jefferson (information & photo, January 2016)