Photograph courtesy of Keith Simpson and the HMS Hood Association

Born: 18th June 1920, Orford, Suffolk.

Died: 24th May 1941; age: 21; MPK.

Residence: 30, Nacton Crescent, Ipswich.


Rank: Marine; Service Number: PO/X 3420.

Regiment: Royal Marines, H.M.S. Hood.

Memorial Reference:

Panel 59, Column 2.

Portsmouth Naval Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frederick J. & Bessie Dora Runnacles, of Ipswich.


Father: Frederick Joseph Runnacles, born October 1889, Bucklesham, Suffolk. A Butcher’s Assistant – Shopman Cutter.

Mother: Bessie Dora Runnacles (nee Brinkley), born November 1895, Orford, Suffolk.


Frederick is also remembered at Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire and on the war memorial at St. Augustine of Hippo, Ipswich.


RONALD CECIL HURLE from Ipswich also died on board HMS Hood.

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