-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
Harry Watson, BEM

Photo of Chief Stoker Harry Watson, courtesy of David Watson, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: P/K 61055
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Harry was born on 27 October 1904 in Grantham, Lincolnshire. He was the husband of Elsa Watson, of Hull. He was 37 years old at the time of his loss. He was awarded the British Empire Medal for zeal and devotion to duty during a period. This included " his exceptional good work as Chief Stoker in charge of double bottoms and pumping and flooding parties. He is largely responsible for the high efficiency of this important part of the ship’s organisation". We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 53, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Chief Stoker Harry Watson, courtesy of David Watson, 2001
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
David Watson (photo, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/983)