-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 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
John William Whiteman

Photo of Stoker Petty Officer John William Whiteman, courtesy of his nephew, Anthony Farlow, December 2012

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/KX 79382
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Jack" as he was known, was born on 24 June 1910 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland to Richard and Annie Whiteman. He was the twin brother of Helen Susan Whiteman. The family later lived in Coreley, Shropshire. He was known to have a brother named Tom who also served in the Navy and brother named Richard who served in the Army.

Jack is known to have served in H.M.S. Revenge at some point before joining Hood. He was serving as an Acting Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary) 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
Photo of Stoker Petty Officer John William Whiteman, courtesy of Tim Robinson, June 2020
A studio photo of John
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Tim Robinson, John's great nephew (photo, June 2020)
Emma Astley (information, July 2012)
His nephew, Anthony Farlow (photo & information, December 2012)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ