-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
Bertie Hemmings

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Date of birth: 3rd August 1894
Place of birth: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Parents: James and Ellen Hemmings
Wife: Mary Hemmings
Previous occupation: Fitter and Turner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Engine Room Artificer 1st Class
Service Number: P/M 34585
Joined Hood First time: 10th March 1931 (Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class)
Left Hood First time: 5th May 1933 (Engine Room Artificer 1st Class)
Joined Hood Second time: 8th September 1936 (Engine Room Artificer 1st Class)
Left Hood Second time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Engine Room Artificer 1st Class)



Biographical Information:

Bertie was born on 3rd August 1896 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire to James and Ellen Hemmings. He was the husband of Mary Hemmings, of Copnor, Hampshire. He was 44 years old at the time of his loss.






History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
17th March 19197th May 1919Victory IIActing Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1087
8th May 19191st November 1920RenownActing Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1087
2nd November 192012th January 1921Victory IIActing Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1087
13th January 192114th November 1921CoventryActing Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1087
15th November 19217th May 1923CoventryEngine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1087
8th May 192314th May 1923Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1087
15th May 19236th May 1924Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1087
7th May 19245th January 1925Osprey (P38)Engine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1087
6th January 192513th January 1925Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1087
14th January 19254th May 1925FisgardEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1087
5th May 192516th December 1926ConquestEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1087
17th December 19265th January 1927Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1087
6th January 19273rd March 1927FisgardEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1087
4th March 192716th May 1927DolphinEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1087
17th May 192717th October 1927DolphinEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM188/1087
18th October 192731st March 1930EffinghamEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM188/1087
1st April 193020th May 1930Victory II - VEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/488
21st May 19309th March 1931VernonEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/488
10th March 193116th May 1932HoodEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/488
17th May 19325th May 1933HoodEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/488
6th May 193319th February 1934Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/488
20th February 193416th April 1934DolphinEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/488
17th April 193410th July 1935LondonEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/488
11th July 193518th August 1936Effingham (Vortigern)Engine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/488
19th August 19367th September 1936Hawkins (Vortigern)Engine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/488
8th September 193624th May 1941HoodEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/488


Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 53, Column 2






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1087)