-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 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
ALFRED MCDUELL

Photo of Able Seaman Alfred McDuell, courtesy of his niece, Allison McDuell, 2000

Service: Royal Navy
Rating: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 190516
Date Joined Hood: September 1940
Biographical Information: Alfred was born on 06 October 1919 in Stepney, London. He was the eighth of nine consecutive sons born to John and Sarah McDuell. The family later lived in Ruislip, Middlesex.

Alfred attended school in Stepney. He enjoyed writing and teaching Sunday school. He was also a keen footballer for the Port of London Authority (for whom he worked). The team won the Div 3 Stepney Sports league in 1932 and were finalists in the 1936 Ayliffe Cup.

He was engaged to be married to his childhood sweetheart Elsie Dobinson. He joined the Navy following the outbreak of World War Two. Following training he was posted to his only ship, H.M.S. Hood. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 48, Column 3 (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
Alfred's niece, Allison McDuell (photo, 2000; information, 2004)
Barry Ladyman (information, February 2014)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ