-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
Harold Jesse

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Date of birth: 17th June 1908
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Charles and Edith Jesse
Wife: Mildred Jesse
Previous occupation: School
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Electrical Artificer
Service Number: P/M 38439
Joined Hood: 13th January 1940 (Chief Electrical Artificer 2nd Class)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Electrical Artificer)

Biographical Information:

Harold was born on 17th June 1908 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to Charles and Edith Jesse. He was the husband of Mildred Jesse, of Cosham, Hampshire. He was 32 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
5th August 192431st December 1928FisgardElectrical Artificer ApprenticeADM362/41
1st January 19293rd January 1929FisgardElectrical Artificer 5th ClassADM363/241
4th January 192931st December 1929Victory II - IVElectrical Artificer 5th Class`
1st January 19305th January 1930Victory II - IVActing Electrical Artificer 4th ClassADM363/241
6th January 19302nd December 1930BarhamActing Electrical Artificer 4th ClassADM363/241
3rd December 193031st December 1930VernonActing Electrical Artificer 4th ClassADM363/241
1st January 193111th February 1931Electrical Artificer 4th ClassActing Electrical Artificer 4th ClassADM363/241
12th February 193131st December 1932CornwallActing Electrical Artificer 4th ClassADM363/241
1st January 19334th December 1933CornwallElectrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/241
5th December 19338th February 1934VernonElectrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/241
9th February 193419th May 1935Victory IIElectrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/241
20th May 193531st March 1936Victory II (Fury)Electrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/241
1st April 193612th July 1936St. Angelo II (Fury)Electrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/241
13th July 193631st December 1936Victory II (Fury)Electrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/241
1st January 193727th August 1937Victory II (Fury)Electrical Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/241
28th August 19376th October 1938VernonElectrical Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/241
1st March 193828th February 1939Vernon (M.T.B.s & MMs)Chief Electrical Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/241
7th October 193828th February 1938Vernon (M.T.B.s & MMs)Acting Electrical Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/241
1st March 193931st December 1939Vernon (M.T.B.s & MMs)Chief Electrical Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/241
1st January 194012th January 1940Vernon (Hornet)Chief Electrical Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/241
13th January 194010th April 1940HoodChief Electrical Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/241
11th April 194024th May 1941HoodChief Electrical ArtificerADM363/241

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 57, Column 1

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)