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In Remembrance of
Norman Frederick Henry Wigzell

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Date of birth: 24th November 1913
Place of birth: Kingswood, Surrey, England
Parents: Herbert and Mabel Wigzell
Wife: Gladys Wigzell
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Coder
Service Number: P/JX 251241
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Norman was born on 24th November 1913 in Kingswood, Surrey to Herbert and Mabel Wigzell. The family lived in Worcester Park. He was the husband of Gladys Wigzell. He may have worked for the BBC before the war. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Gladys and Norman on their wedding day

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)

Norman's name is in Column 1 of Panel 53.

Detail of Norman'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)
His nephew, David Wright (photo & information, February 2009)