-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
James Godfrey Saunders

Photo of Stoker 2nd Class James Godfrey Saunders, courtesy of his son, TE Saunders, 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 113344
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: James was born on 02 February 1913 in Wokingham, Surrey. He was the husband of Rose Saunders, of Bush Hill Park, Middlesex. Together they had two children.

James worked on the Lincoln Road A.R.P. post's demolition squad. He was an excellent footballer, playing on Edmonton Invicta. He was also known to be an excellent pianist. He joined the Navy in mid 1940.

James was 28 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 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Stoker 2nd Class James Godfrey Saunders, courtesy of John Tanner, Oct 2011
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
James's son, T.E. Saunders (photo, 2001)
John Tanner (photo & information via newspaper clipping, Oct 2011)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ