-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 04-Mar-2018

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Ordinary Seaman Cyril Leslie Dennis Porter, courtesy of Mary McKeown, February 2018

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Signalman
Service Number: P/JX 224241
Date Joined Hood: Early 1941
Biographical Information: Cyril was born on 07 January 1922 to Stanley and Agnes Porter, of 21 Stanley Rd, Hounslow, Middlesex. He is known to have had an older brother, Stanley, who later served with the Royal Corps of Signals. Cyril attended Bulstrode Senior School where he was quite popular with fellow students. He was also a prominent member of the Corinthian Football Club.

After completing school, Cyril joined the postal message service for GPO Hounslow. He joined the Royal Navy in October 1940. Following three months of training at H.M.S. Ganges, he was posted to his only ship, Hood.

Cyril was 19 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 52, Column 2 (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
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the"The Middlesex Chronicle," 31st May 1941 & 5th July 1941; provided February 2018)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ