-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-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Stoker 2nd CLass Lewis Alfred Cotton, courtesy of his brother, Robert Cotton, April 2005
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 105643
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Alf", as he was known to his family and friends, was born on 14 April 1918. He was the fifth of seven children (4 boys, 3 girls) born to Lewis and Sarah Cotton, of West Gorton. Manchester. He attended St. Mark's school West Gorton. He was an excellent swimmer. Upon leaving school, he was apprenticed as a pattern card maker.

Alf entered the Royal Navy and was trained at H.M.S. Victory. He was stationed first in Portsmouth and later aboard H.M.S. Boreas. He was transferred to the Hood after Boreas was damaged in the English Channel. He was 23 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 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His brother, Robert Cotton (photo & information, April 2005)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)