-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
Jack Harty

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Date of birth: 7th December 1920
Place of birth: Carnarvon, Carnarvonshire, Wales
Parents: Jack and Ann Harty
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 21656
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Jack was born on 7th December 1920 in Carnarvon, Carnarvonshire, Wales to Jack and Ann Harty. The family later lived in Tividale, Staffordshire. He was serving as an Acting Leading Seaman (Temporary) and was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

A photo of Jack and his unidentified "Oppo" standing next to the Hood's Disinfector House, circa 1937

A letter written by Jack in March 1941.

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)

Jack's name is in Column 3 of Panel 46.

Detail of Jack's name.

St. Giles Church, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Dave Weaver (photos and information, April 2004)