-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

Updated 06-Dec-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
GEORGE WILLIAM BROOM

Photo of Shipwright 3rd Class George William Broom, courtesy of Mr F A Turner, 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Shipwright 3rd Class
Service Number: P/MX 52995
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: George was born on 30 March 1912 in Baydon-on-Tyne, County Durham to parents George and Jane Broom.

George worked as a shipwright at Swan Hunters shipyard prior to joining the Navy circa 1934. He later married his wife Amy, of Shaftoe Street, Scotswood, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Together they had a son, David, who was just 6 months old at the time when Hood sank.

George was 29 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 56, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Mr. F.A. Turner (photo, 2001)
His granddaughter, Jayne Elliott, (information, July 2005)
Irene Gray (information taken from 31st May 1941 "Newcastle Evening Chronicle," July 2017)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)