-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 03-Nov-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Joseph William Steele

Photo of Ordinary Seaman Joseph William Steele, courtesy of Alan Beaumont, October 2014

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 163185
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Joe, as he was known, was born on 05 May 1923 in Bootle, Cumberland to Harold and Hannah Steele. The family lived in Millom.

Prior to joining the Navy, Joe worked on the Whitaker farm at Saltcotes Hall, Arnside, Westmorland. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 51, 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
Alan Beaumont (photo & information, October 2014)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ