-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 09-Nov-2010

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
HAROLD EDWIN FORD

Photo of Ordinary Seaman Harold Edwin Ford, courtesy of Robert Battiste, 2001

1941 Newfoundland flag

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 246588
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Harold was born in Channel, Port-Aus-Basques, Newfoundland on 13 October 1921. He was one of 10 children to James and Frances Ford of Amherst Cove.

He was a member of the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit and was later transferred to the Royal Navy. He was trained at H.M.S. Ganges before being posted to Hood. He enjoyed singing and playing the guitar and was known to entertain his mates onboard the ship.

Harold was 20 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 58, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
and
Newfoundland Book of Remembrance
Additional Photographs
Photo of Ordinary Seaman Harold Edwin Ford, courtesy of Jamie McNeil, October 2010
Above- Harold (right) and his home town friend Jim Carter at H.M.S. Ganges
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
L/S Robert Battiste, CD.SSM (photo & information, 2001)
Jamie McNeil (photo & information, October 2010)