-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Stedman Bishop Groves

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Date of birth: 4th October 1919
Place of birth: Chatham, Kent, England
Parents: Stedman and Florence Groves
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Musician
Service Number: RMB/X 505
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Stedman was born on 4th October 1919 in Chatham, Kent to Stedman and Florence Groves. The family later lived in Newbold-on-Avon, Warwickshire. His action station at the time of his loss was the 15" Transmitting Station. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

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None at this time.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Stedman's name is in Column 3 of Panel 59.

Detail of Stedman's name.

Royal Marine Band School of Music, H.M.S. Nelson, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The memorial lists the names of all Royal Marines Musicians lost during World War 2.

Stedman's name along with the other men from Hood's Royal Marine Band.
(Detail from the bottom of the left hand panel.)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Paul Murray (photo, March 2012)
Chris Chalkley (photographs of Royal Marine Band Memorial), November 2021