-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 19-May-2019

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Hugh Stothers

Photo of Able Seaman Hugh Stothers, courtesy of Independent News and Media PLC & The British Library Board, May 2019

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 148611
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Mickey" as he was known, was born on 30 December 1914 in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland to Mr. G. Mrs.Rebecca Stothers. The family later lived at 25 Bloomfield Street, Belfast. He was the husband of Jennie Stothers (nee Gardner), of 2 Mary Street, Hartlepool, County Durham

Mickey is believed to have joined the Navy circa 1933. Mickey was a close friend of James "Lenny" Pay (also lost in Hood) and his family. He was also a friend of James Ritchie (also lost in Hood).

He was 26 years old at the time of his loss. There was a memorial service held for him on 8 June 1941 at the Hartlepool Independent (Congregational) Church. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 49, Column 3 (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
Gillian Smith (information derived from summer 1941 editions of The Hartlepool Mail, June 2015)
Independent News and Media PLC & The British Library Board (photo & information, May 2019)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ