-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
Charles Foot

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Date of birth: 19th October 1908
Place of birth: Maiden Newton, Dorset, England
Parents: Charles and Lilian Foot
Wife: Dorothy Foot
Previous occupation: Dairy Hand
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/KX 78302
Joined Hood: 2nd September 1940 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

Charles was born on 19th October 1908 in Maiden Newton, Dorsetshire to Charles and Lilian Foot. He was the husband of Dorothy Foot, of Corfe Mullen, Dorsetshire. Together they had four daughters. He was 32 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
29th June 192711th November 1929Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/53
29th June 192827th August 1928CoventryStoker 1st ClassADM362/53
28th August 192831st March 1929CairoStoker 1st ClassADM362/53
1st April 192914th January 1930ArgusStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
12th November 192928th June 1928CoventryStoker 2nd ClassADM362/53
15th January 193024th January 1930Victory II - VIStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
25th January 19307th May 1930ArgusStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
8th May 19301st June 1930Carysfort (Argus)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/583
2nd June 193018th June 1930Victory II - VIStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
19th June 19301st June 1931Osprey (Thruster)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/583
2nd June 193122nd October 1931Frobisher (Wild Swan)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/583
23rd October 19315th November 1931Victory II (Wild Swan)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/583
6th November 193126th April 1933Tamar II (Wild Swan)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/583
27th April 193316th June 1933VindictiveStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
17th June 193318th December 1933Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
19th December 193326th September 1934Vernon (Winchester)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/583
27th September 193431st December 1934Victory II (Stronghold)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/583
1st January 193520th April 1935Courageous (Stronghold)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/583
21st April 19353rd May 1935Courageous (Stronghold)Acting Leading StokerADM363/583
4th May 193530th October 1935Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/583
31st October 19358th January 1936Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
9th January 193613th September 1936RepulseStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
14th September 193612th November 1936Valiant (Hawthorn)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/583
13th November 19361st December 1936Victory II (Hawthorn)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/583
2nd December 193614th December 1936Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
15th December 193631st August 1937RepulseStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
1st September 193721st October 1937RepulseActing Leading StokerADM363/583
22nd October 19372nd June 1938Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/583
3rd June 193831st August 1938Osprey (Bittern)Acting Leading StokerADM363/583
1st September 193827th June 1939Osprey (Bittern)Leading StokerADM363/583
28th June 193930th July 1939Shore C.S. expired. Joined R.F.R.Leading StokerADM363/583
31st July 193931st October 1939Victory II (Esk)Leading StokerADM363/583
1st November 193931st March 1940Drake IV (Esk)Leading StokerADM363/583
1st April 19405th July 1940Victory III (Esk)Leading StokerADM363/583
6th July 19401st September 1940Victory II (Esk)Leading StokerADM363/583
2nd September 194024th May 1941HoodLeading StokerADM363/583

Additional Photos

Photo of Charles and Dorothy 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)

Charles's name is in Column 2 of Panel 54.

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)
Sheree White, great grandaughter, January 2006
His great-granddaughter, Sheree White (photos & information, January 2006)