-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

Updated 06-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
ANTHONY BERNARD JOSEPH BAMFORD

Photo of Able Seaman Anthony Bernard Joseph Bamford, courtesy of his niece, Cathy Bamford, April 2005

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 157928
Date Joined Hood: Circa 1939
Biographical Information: Tony, as he was known to his family and friends, was born on 03 March 1922 in Gillingham, Kent to parents Bernard and Cecelia Bamford. The family later lived in Wokingham, Berkshire. He enlisted in the Navy in 1938.

He was trained at H.M.S. St. Vincent training establishment in Gosport. He joined H.M.S. Hood in the spring of 1939 as Boy Seaman along with several St. Vincent Classmates. He was promoted to Ordinary Seaman in September 1939 and to Able Seaman on 03 March 1940.

Tony was 19 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 47, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Able Seaman Anthony Bernard Joseph Bamford, courtesy of his friend Muriel Cox, February 2004
Above- Tony with Peter Sanderson aboard Hood

Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His niece, Cathy Bamford (photo & information, April 2005)
His friend, Muriel Cox (nee Barefield) (photo, February 2004)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)