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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Arthur Wearn

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Date of birth: 7th April 1918
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Lilian Wearn
Wife: Hilda May Wearn
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 1941
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Arthur was born 2nd April 1918 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to Lilian Matilda Laxen (formerly Wearn). He was the stepson of Edwin Laxen, retired Chief Petty Officer. He was married (for just a few weeks) to Hilda May Wearn nee Kewell of Fratton, Portsmouth. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Arthur had been married for just two weeks when Hood was lost.

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 59.

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)
Raymond Hill (photo, April 2009)
The Wearn family (photo & information, July 2009)
Lyle Morgans, Arthur's great nephew (photo) May 2021