-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 05-Dec-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Richard Thorpe

Photo of Ordinary Seaman Richard Thorpe courtesy of Irene Gray, November 2017
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 212488
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Richard was born on 12 December 1921 in Renfrew, Renfrewshire to Harold and Kate Thorpe. The family later lived in South Almond Crescent, Teams, Gateshead, County Durham. Before joining the Navy he worked at Atlas Concrete Works, Dunston. He was 19 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
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, 2009)