-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 16-May-2017

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In Remembrance of
Harold George Edward Smith

No photos of this individual are available
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant (E)
Date Joined Hood: 10 August 1939
Biographical Information:Harold was born in Poole, Dorset on 24th August, 1914 the son of George and Ann Smith. He was the husband of May Smith, of Bedhampton, Hampshire, the couple having married on 21st November 1939. Before becoming an acting Sub-Lieutenant on 1st July 1938, Harold had served as an Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class. He joined Hood on 10th August 1939 having completed an 11 month engineering course at Greenwich. He was promoted to Sub-Lieutenant(E) on 10th August 1940 and Lieutenant (E) on 1st January 1941. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 45, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Harold and May Edna on their wedding day, 21st November, 1939
Sources
Gillian Wright (photograph), May 2020
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Navy List, April 1941