-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
Norman Hartley

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Date of birth: 21st February 1922
Place of birth: Nelson, Lancashire, England
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. C. Hartley
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 107122
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Norman was born on 21st February 1922 in Nelson, Yorkshire to Mr. and Mrs. C. Hartley. The family lived in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. He was educated at Denmark Street School where he won a scholarship to attend the Junior Technical School. He was later employed at Dorman, Long and Company Ltd.

Norman joined the Navy in early 1940 and was ultimately posted to Hood along with his very close friend George Rowntree. Norman was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Norman's name is in Column 1 of Panel 56.

Detail of Norman's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Geoff Clark (photo & information, February 2003)