-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 03-Aug-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
GEORGE WALTER COOPER

Photo of Ordinary Coder George Walter Cooper, courtesy of Frances Barrett, July 2017

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Coder
Service Number: P/JX 251213
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: George was born on 19 September 1912 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy to George and Mary Cooper. The family later lived in West Norwood, Surrey. He is known to have a brother named Paul. He was a devout Roman Catholic.

George was a gregarious and happy fellow who was described as popular, arty, and who loved the high life. He was extremely interested in the theatre and everything involved with casting, writing and creating costumes and sets for plays. He attended plays regularly in the west end and may have been involved with some drama companies.

George wrote and designed the sets for his own play known as "First Love, Last Love." The draft still survives, though its not known if he ever submitted it for production consideration. He was 28 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 53, Column 1 (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
Frances Barrett (photos & information, July 2017)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)