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In Remembrance of
Charles Frederick Bernard Stubbs

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Date of birth: 18th July 1908
Place of birth: Hull, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Charles and Florence Stubbs
Wife: Helen Stubbs
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant
Joined Hood: 22th February 1941 (Lieutenant, RNVR)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Temporary Lieutenant, R.N..V.R.)
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Biographical Information:

Bernard, as he was known, was the husband of Helen Stubbs, of Finsbury, London. He was the son of Charles and Florence Stubbs. Bernard was an experienced journalist and broadcaster of naval matters. He is known to have been on the editorial staff of "The Yorkshire Post" plus to have been the BBC's Public Relations Officer for Northern Ireland.

In May 1940 he published his book "The Navy at War." It concerned the Navy's activities to date as well as his own experiences involving things such as minesweeping, convoy duty and contraband control.

Bernard was 32 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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 2 of Panel 60.

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)
Navy List, April 1941
June Brook (photo & information, February 2011)
The Illustrated London News, 7 June 1941 (photo)