-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

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Edward George Vivian Gulliver

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Date of birth: 24th June 1916
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Edward and Harriet Gulliver
Wife: Margaret Gulliver
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 136826
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"George" as he was known, was born on 24 June 1916 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, the only child of Edward and Harriet Gulliver. He first attended the George Street School. He then attended the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from April 1928 to March 1932. He entered the Navy and was trained at H.M.S. St. Vincent.

He is known to have served aboard H.M.S. Campbell. It was during this posting that he helped rescue a drowning girl. He was promoted early for his heroic act. He is believed to have been posted to Hood during the 1930s and was a member of the ship's concert part band.

He married Margaret Hay in 1939. They lived at St Mary's Road, Portsmouth (she later lived in Granton, Edinburgh, Scotland). He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.





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


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)
Mary Mckeown (information derived from the"Hampshire Telegraph," 4th July 1941; provided February 2018)
Bridgett Richardson (photos, June 2014)