-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
James William Jones

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Date of birth: 4th October 1905
Place of birth: Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
Parents: William and Mary Jones
Wife: Ruby Jones
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/K 63904
Joined Hood: 2nd September 1940 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Acting Stoker Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

James was born on 4th October 1905 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire to William and Mary Jones. He was the husband of Ruby Jones. He was 35 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
1st May 192431st October 1924Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/29
1st November 192416th March 1925RevengeStoker 2nd ClassADM362/29
17th March 192531st March 1925HermesStoker 2nd ClassADM362/29
1st April 19253rd June 1925HermesStoker 1st ClassADM362/29
4th June 19259th August 1925Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM362/29
10th August 192531st August 1925Vivid II (Furious)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/29
1st September 192531st December 1928FuriousStoker 1st ClassADM362/29
1st January 192921st March 1929Victory II - VIStoker 1st ClassADM363/225
22nd March 192918th October 1931SandwichStoker 1st ClassADM363/225
19th October 193111th December 1931VindictiveStoker 1st ClassADM363/225
12th December 193113th May 1932Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/225
14th May 193220th June 1932Frobisher (Saladin)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/225
21st June 193230th September 1932Vindictive (Saladin)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/225
1st October 19321st May 1933Effingham (Saladin)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/225
2nd May 193315th April 1934CourageousStoker 1st ClassADM363/225
16th April 193411th May 1934CourageousActing Leading StokerADM363/225
12th May 19343rd January 1935Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/225
4th January 193515th April 1935NelsonActing Leading StokerADM363/225
16th April 19353rd January 1936NelsonLeading StokerADM363/225
4th January 193629th April 1936Victory IILeading StokerADM363/225
30th April 193630th April 1936Shore CS ExpiredLeading StokerADM363/225
1st May 193627th September 1938Joined R.F.R.Leading StokerADM363/225
28th September 19384th October 1938Victory II (I) (Mobilised)Leading StokerADM363/225
5th October 193830th July 1939DemobilisedLeading StokerADM363/225
31st July 193930th September 1939Victory IV (Vanesa)Leading StokerADM363/225
1st October 193930th November 1939Skirmisher (Vanessa)Leading StokerADM363/225
1st December 193930th June 1940Drake IV (Vanessa)Leading StokerADM363/225
1st July 194013th August 1940Victory III (Vanessa)Leading StokerADM363/225
14th August 19401st September 1940Victory II (Vanessa)Leading StokerADM363/225
2nd September 194031st December 1940HoodLeading StokerADM363/225
1st January 194124th May 1941HoodActing Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/225

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)

James's name is in Column 1 of Panel 54.

Detail of James'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)