-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 07-Mar-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
HARRY PICKERING

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/KX 82270
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Harry was born 26 July 1914 in Sheffield, Yorkshire to Jack and Lily Pickering. The family later lived in Gosport, Hampshire. He had three siblings- a brother named Jack, a step-sister named Mary and step-brother named Wilf.

Harry was engaged to a girl named Joan. Interestingly, his father Jack was awarded the DCM earlier in life. Harry took the DCM to sea with him for safekeeping...and it was lost with him in the sinking of Hood. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 54, 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 niece, Carol Appleby (photo & information, February 2014)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ