-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
Norris Henry Hoare

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Date of birth:
Place of birth: Exeter, Devon, England
Parents: Henry and Elizabeth Hoare
Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Paymaster Lieutenant
Service Number: N/A
Joined Hood: About May 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Lieutenant (S))







Biographical Information:

"Norrie" as he was known, was the only son of Henry and Elizabeth Hoare, of Whipton, Exeter. He was educated at Hele's School, Exeter.

He was a member of the Institute of Bankers. He worked at Launceston, Sturminster Newton, Frome and Ilfracombe and lastly at the Newton Abbot branch of Lloyds Bank. He was well liked and was known for organizing amateur theatricals. He was also well known in tennis, hockey and cricket circles.

Norrie was called up for service just before the outbreak of the Second World War. He is known to have seen service in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean prior to joining Hood in May 1941. before his naval service. He was 28 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos









Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 60, Column 3






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)
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "The Devon & Exeter Gazette" 7th June 1941; provided February 2018)
David McNay (photo & information, September 2017)