-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
Andrew Laking

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Date of birth: 12th January 1914
Place of birth: Castleford, Yorkshire, England
Wife: Edna Laking
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 113329
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Andrew was born on 12th January 1914 in Castleford, Yorkshire. He was the husband of Edna May Laking, of Upperthorpe, Sheffield. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss.




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

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)





Andrew's name is in Column 1 of Panel 56.





Detail of Andrew's name.






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