-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 Hamilton Banks

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Date of birth: 8th July 1920
Place of birth: Guildford, Surrey, England
Parents: Sydney John and Eliza Rebekah Banks
Previous occupation: Lorry driver
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 100460
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Stoker 1st Class)
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Biographical Information:

George was born 8th July 1920 to Sydney and Eliza Banks, of Eagle Road, Guildford, Surrey. He had an older brother named Jack.

George worked as lorry driver in Marine Salvage prior to joining the Navy on 19 December 1939. After joining, he served at at H.M.S. Victory barracks, and then in Hood.

He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

An informal photo of George

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 3 of Panel 54.

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)
His niece, Sheila Slack (photo & information, July 2014)
Keith Banks, George's nephew (photo), November 2020