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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Arthur William Hawthorne

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Date of birth: 28th September 1915
Place of birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Parents: Arthur and Hilda Hawthorne
Wife: Marjorie Hawthorne
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Wireman
Service Number: P/MX 62443
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Arthur was born on 28th September 1915 to parents Arthur and Hilda Hawthorne of Coventry, Warwickshire. The family resided at 233 Sewall Highway. He was employed by the Coventry Corporation Electricity Department until he joined the Navy in October 1939.

He was the husband of Marjorie Hawthorne, of Coventry. He was 25 years old at the time of his loss.

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None at this time.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Arthur's name is in Column 1 of Panel 57.

Detail of Arthur's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Arthur's brother, G. Hawthorne (photo, 2001)
Trevor Harkin (information, July 2008)