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H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

Updated 16-May-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
CHARLES DUGDALE AWDRY

Photo of Lieutenant-Commander Charles Dugdale Awdry courtesy of his fiancee, Peggy Mocatta nee Graham, June 2008

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant-Commander
Date Joined Hood: 01 November 1939
Biographical Information: Charles was born on 22 February 1906, 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. We have no additional information. If you have any additional details, please contact us.



Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 45, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Lieutenant-Commander Charles Dugdale Awdry courtesy of his fiancee, Peggy Mocatta nee Graham, June 2008
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Portsmouth Evening News, May 1941
His fiancee, Peggy Mocatta, nee Graham (photo, June 2008)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)