-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
George Alan Heptonstall

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Date of birth: 19th September 1920
Place of birth: Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Arthur and Margaret Heptonstall
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 21654
Joined Hood: 1938
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

"Alan" as he was known, was born on 19th September 1920 in Wakefield, Yorkshire to Arthur and Margaret Heptonstall. The family later lived in Lupset, Yorkshire. He joined Hood at age 18 in 1938. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photographs
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)

George's name is in Column 1 of Panel 48.

Detail of George'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)
Alan's niece, Anne Deane (photo, September 2007)