-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
Sylvius Laurence Kempton

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Date of birth: 12th February 1922
Place of birth: Hale, Cheshire, England
Parents: Sylvius and Marion Kempton
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Signalman
Service Number: P/JX 210204
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Sylvius born on 12th February 1922 to Sylvius and Marion Kempton, of Hale, Cheshire. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Sylvius's name is in Column 2 of Panel 52.

Detail of Sylvius'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)