-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 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Able Seaman George Alan Heptonstall, courtesy of his niece, Anne Deane, September 2007
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 21654
Date Joined Hood: 1938
Biographical Information: "Alan" as he was known, was born on 19 September 1920 in Wakefield, Yorkshire to Arthur and Margaret Heptonstall. The family later lived in Lupset, Yorkshire. He joined Hood at age 18 in 1938. 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 48, 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
Alan's niece, Anne Deane (photo, September 2007)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009