-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 18-Dec-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
ERNEST FRANCIS THOMAS BENWELL

Photo of Chief Petty Officer Sick Berth Ernest Francis Thomas Benwell, courtesy of his son Peter Benwell, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer Sick Berth
Service Number: P/M 36898
Date Joined Hood: 1940 or earlier
Biographical Information: Ernest was born on 16 May 1903 in Reading, Berkshire, to parents William and Mary Benwell. He was the husband of Elsie Benwell, of Pauls Grove, Hampshire. He was 38 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His son Peter Benwell (photo, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/679 and ADM 101/565)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)