Commemorated:

1. Memorial:Lijssenthoek Military CemeteryXXVI. FF. 9.
2. Book:The Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918
    

Awards & Titles:

 

Family :

Son of the late Sinclair Frankland Hood J.P., and Grace Hood, of Nettleham Hall, Lincoln; husband of Christobel M. Hood (nee Hoare), of Sidestrand, Cromer, Norfolk.

Education & Career :

Rector of Sidestrand, Norfolk. Formerly Head of the Magdalen College Mission, Euston, London.

Military :

Campaigns:

Unit :Att Royal Garrison Artillery 
Attached : 
Action :The Battles of the Lys 

Also served in Gallipoli and Egypt, 1915, 1916, as C.F.

Detail :

Chaplain 4th Class.

A pupil at Haleybury School, he was a Late Demy of Magdalene College, Oxford, where he obtained a B.A. in 1909 and trained for the Priesthood at Cuddesdon College, Oxford. He was made a Deacon in 1911. Ordained Priest by the Lord Bishop of London in 1912, he served his Title as Curate of St. Mary, Somers Town, London, from 1911 and was Head of Magdalene College Mission, Euston, London, from 1912 to 1916, when he became Rector of Sidestrand, Norfolk. He was a Temporary Chaplain to the Forces in 1915 serving at Gallipoli and Egypt, and died of wounds, in Belgium, on the 15th April 1918 aged 31. He was the husband of Christobel M. Hood, (daughter of Sir Samuel Hoare) of Sidestrand, Cromer, Norfolk.

Epitaph.

RIGHT DEAR
IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD
IS THE DEATH OF HIS SAINTS
THE REVEREND CHARLES IVO SINCLAIR HOOD
ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT

The Reverend Charles Hood died of wounds in the Casualty Clearing Station at Lijjsenthoek exactly one month before his elder brother died at Ebblinghem (see previous epitaph). A third brother, Lieutenant Commander Martin Arthur Frankland Hood RN, died on 14 May 1919 aged 31. The fourth brother, Alban John Frankland Hood, a major in the King's Own Scottish Borderers, who had been gassed on the Somme, died in 1927. All four brothers are commemorated on the war memorial in Nettleham Church despite the fact that Alban, who died after 31 August 1921, died too late to qualify for commemoration by the War Graves Commission.

Charles Hood's inscription is taken from Psalm 116 v. 15 and implies that God takes a particular interest in receiving his saints into heaven.

He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium Grave Reference XXVI.FF.9. and remembered on the Cuddesdon College, Oxford and Aldershot Memorials.

Manchester Evening News 5th August 1918 - "The Rev. Charles Ivo Sinclair Hood, chaplain to the Forces, of Cromer, who died from wounds on April 15, left £6,259."


9 April - 29 April 1918. As the first phase of the great German campaign of 1918 lost momentum and failed in its objective to split the British and French armies, subsidiary attacks were shift the balance of the attack and to seek opportunities to exploit other sectors. On the Lys the Germans initially enjoyed spectacular success against a Portuguese Division but the gap was soon plugged and the advance halted.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : St Mary Magdalen No. 1523 E.C.London

Initiated
Passed
Raised
7th May 1913
5th November 1913
4th February 1914
 

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