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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Arthur Oldershaw

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Date of birth: 24th April 1919
Place of birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Parents: Joseph and A. Oldershaw
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/KX 91342
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Arthur was born on 24th April 1919 in Birmingham, Warwickshire to Joseph and A. Oldershaw. The family actually lived in Harborne, Warwickshire. Arthur served as caddy for a professional golfer, when he was actually quite an excellent golfer himself. Sadly, he was due to be married when Hood was called away to pursue Bismarck. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photographs
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 2 of Panel 54.

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)
Dean Oldershaw (photo & information, April 2004)