-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
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
Harold Leslie Corddell

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Date of birth: 12th September 1906
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: John and Grace Corddell
Wife: Kathleen Corddell
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: P/J 105588
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

Harold was born on 12th September 1906 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to parents John and Grace Corddell. He was the husband of Kathleen Corddell, of Southsea, Hampshire. He was 34 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
16th January 192212th May 1922ColossusBoy 2nd ClassADM188/858
13th May 19222nd September 1922ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/858
3rd September 19223rd May 1923ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/858
4th May 192311th September 1924Iron DukeBoy 1st ClassADM188/858
12th September 192411th October 1924Iron DukeOrdinary SeamanADM188/858
12th October 19248th November 1924Victory IOrdinary SeamanADM188/858
9th November 192416th January 1925CenturionOrdinary SeamanADM188/858
17th January 192510th July 1925ArgusOrdinary SeamanADM188/858
11th July 19252nd November 1925ArgusAble SeamanADM188/858
3rd November 192529th October 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/858
30th October 192626th May 1927VernonAble SeamanADM188/858
27th May 192716th October 1929Egmont II (Stuart)Able SeamanADM188/858
17th October 19292nd December 1929Victory II - IV (Stuart)Able SeamanADM363/366
3rd December 192910th January 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/366
11th January 19309th December 1930VernonAble SeamanADM363/366
10th December 193017th August 1931VernonActing Leading SeamanADM363/366
18th August 193111th July 1932Victory II - IV (Sesame)Acting Leading SeamanADM363/366
12th July 193220th September 1932Vindictive (Sesame)Acting Leading SeamanADM363/366
21st September 19329th December 1932HawkinsActing Leading SeamanADM363/366
10th December 193222nd March 1935HawkinsLeading SeamanADM363/366
23rd March 193521st June 1935Victory ILeading SeamanADM363/366
22nd June 193515th November 1935VernonLeading SeamanADM363/366
16th November 193526th December 1935Victory II (Sardonyx)Leading SeamanADM363/366
27th December 193531st December 1935Victory II (Windsor)Leading SeamanADM363/366
1st January 193625th June 1936Victory II (Windsor)Acting Petty OfficerADM363/366
26th June 193631st December 1936VernonActing Petty OfficerADM363/366
1st January 193711th June 1937VernonPetty OfficerADM363/366
12th June 19373rd November 1937Hawkins (Dunedin)Petty OfficerADM363/366
4th November 193714th January 1938DunedinPetty OfficerADM363/366
15th January 193827th March 1939Victory II (Blanche)Petty OfficerADM363/366
28th March 193914th April 1939Victory IPetty OfficerADM363/366
15th April 19391st June 1939VernonPetty OfficerADM363/366
2nd June 19396th February 1941HoodPetty OfficerADM363/366
7th February 194124th May 1941HoodChief Petty OfficerADM363/366

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)

Harold's name is in Column 1 of Panel 46.

Detail of Harold'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)
Harold's great niece, Janice Payne (photo, January 2001)