-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
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)







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.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 48, Column 1






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