-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-Dec-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
George Slowther

Photo of Stoker Petty Officer George Slowther, courtesy of Harry Wannerton, 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/KX 79624
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: George was born on 18 July 1910 in Felling, Gateshead, County Durham to Mr and Mrs Alexander Slowther. The family lived at The Drive, Felling.

George is believed to have joined the Navy since 1929. He is believed to have been a long-time Hood crewman, having joined her in the early-mid 1930s. He was married to Annie Slowther (nee Hewitt) and they lived at 5 Nursery Lane, Windy Nook.

He was serving as an Acting Stoker Petty Officer and was 30 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 54, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Additional Photographs
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Above- Hood's 1938 Dart team at Malta. Gerorge is in the front row on the end to the left. Click to enlarge.
Below - A photo of George from a newspaper clipping
Photo of Stoker Petty Officer George Slowther, courtesy of Irene Gray, 2017

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Harry Wannerton (photo, 2001)
His niece-in-law, Joyce Hunter (information, November 2007 and May 2008)
Irene Gray (photo & information taken from 31st May 1941 "Newcastle Evening Chronicle," July 2017)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ