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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Charles Saul

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Date of birth: 26th October 1910
Place of birth: Headley, Hampshire, England
Wife: Violet L. Saul
Previous occupation: Dairyman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/KX 79804
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Charles was born on 26th October 1910 at Fullers Vale, Headley, Alton, Southampton, to Charles Nelson Saul and Rose Moorey. On 19th December 1936 he married Violet Louise Carpenter at the parish church of Haslemere, Surrey. He was 30 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
22nd April 192911th October 1929Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/56
12th October 19291st April 1930Iron DukeStoker 2nd ClassADM363/593
2nd April 193010th November 1931Iron DukeStoker 1st ClassADM363/593
11th November 19316th April 1932Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/593
7th April 19326th June 1933Vernon (Nightingale)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/593
7th June 19337th December 1935ResolutionStoker 1st ClassADM363/593
8th December 19353rd January 1936Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/593
4th January 193621st July 1936Victory II (Saladin)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/593
22nd July 193614th October 1936Pembroke IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/593
15th October 193631st December 1936Pembroke II (Suffolk)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/593
1st January 193731st March 1938SuffolkStoker 1st ClassADM363/593
1st April 19382nd June 1938SuffolkActing Leading StokerADM363/593
3rd June 193830th July 1938EnterpriseActing Leading StokerADM363/593
31st July 193817th March 1939Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/593
18th March 193931st March 1939HoodActing Leading StokerADM363/593
1st April 193924th May 1941HoodLeading StokerADM363/593

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)

Charles's name is in Column 3 of Panel 54.

Detail of Charles'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)
Norman Saul (information, March 2004)
His niece Jean Lovell (photo, Oct 2007)