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H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
James David Comber

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Date of birth: 9th June 1914
Place of birth: Pulborough, Sussex, England
Parents: Stephen and Caroline Comber
Wife: Daisy Comber
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 143775
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

James was born on 9th June 1914 in Pulborough, Sussex to Stephen and Carline Comber. He was the husband of Daisy Comber, of Pulborough. He was 26 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)

James's name is in Column 3 of Panel 46.

Detail of James's name.

Storrington War Memorial, Storrington, Sussex, England

Photos of the memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Jan Carroll (photo, 2001)
Lee English ( Storrington memorial photos), May 2021