-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-Feb-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Stoker 2nd Class John Arthur Giffen, courtesy of his niece Jean De Mennato
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 116946
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: John was born on 12 April 1921 in Fulham, London to Ernest and Ethel Giffen. The family later lived in West Brompton, London. John had 2 brothers, George (known as Bill) who fought in Burma and Ernest who fought in Dunkirk; also three sisters Rose, Joan and Shirley. He was 20 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 niece, Jean De Mennato (photo & information, November 2016)
Rosie Smith (information, August 2002 & August 2008)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)