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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

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In Remembrance of
Ronald John Pearce

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Date of birth: 13th December 1920
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Walter and Lilian Pearce
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Supply Assistant
Service Number: P/MX 58581
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Ronald was born on 13th December 1920 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to Walter and Lilian Pearce. The family later lived in West Dean, Wiltshire. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

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

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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

Ronald's name is in Column 2 of Panel 57.

Detail of Ronald's name.

West Dean War Memorial, West Dean, Wiltshire, England

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His niece, Catherine Alexander (photo, June 2014)
Robin Garrett (information, March 2010)