-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
In Remembrance of
STANLEY GEORGE MATTHEWS
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Telegraphist
Service Number: P/SR 8643
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Stanley was born on 30 September 1918 in London to parents Albert Thomas Matthews and Violet Matthews. He had one brother and one sister. The family later resided at 7 St John's Road, Bathwick, Bath, Somerset.
Stanley was a keen sportsman and excelled at cricket, football, hockey and roller skating. He followed his father's footsteps and served in the armed forces. He was educated at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich and entered the Navy as an Ordinary Seaman. He was trained in the speciality of telegraphy.
Stanley was serving in Hood at the time of his father's death in October 1940, but due to operational requirements, was unable to come home. Tragedy struck his family once more in May 1941, when Stanley was lost in the sinking of Hood. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.
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