-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 26-Nov-2018

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Royal Marine George David Cole, courtesy of his great-niece, Sarah D. Cass, 2001
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 1844
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: George as he was known, was born on 25 February 1917 in Basingstoke, Hampshire to Frank and Constance Cole. The family later lived in North Waltham, Hampshire. His younger brother Frank also saw military service during the war (Royal Corps of Signals). He was 24 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 58 Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of William George Cole, courtesy of Richard Tanner, October 2007
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Georges nephew, Peter Cole (information, August 2018)
Richard Tanner (photo & information, October 2007)
George's great-niece, Sarah D. Cass (photo & information, 2001)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)