-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 Percy Peirce

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Date of birth: 28th July 1900
Place of birth: Worthing, Sussex, England
Parents: James and Frances Peirce
Wife: Kathleen Peirce
Previous occupation: Wireless Operator
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer Steward
Service Number: P/L 12398
Joined Hood: 1st June 1939 (Petty Officer Steward)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Petty Officer Steward)
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Biographical Information:

James was born on 28th July 1900 in Worthing, Sussex to James and Frances Peirce. He was the husband of Kathleen Peirce, of Alverstoke, Hampshire. He was 40 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
17th May 191922nd November 1919SereptaOfficers' Steward 3rd ClassADM188/1012
23rd November 19195th December 1919Victory IIIOfficers' Steward 3rd ClassADM188/1012
6th December 191915th July 1921MalayaOfficers' Steward 3rd ClassADM188/1012
16th July 192116th August 1921Victory IIIOfficers' Steward 3rd ClassADM188/1012
17th August 192116th May 1922DolphinOfficers' Steward 3rd ClassADM188/1012
17th May 192225th January 1924DolphinOfficers' Steward 2nd ClassADM188/1012
26th January 192410th January 1928Tiger (St. Martin)Officers' Steward 2nd ClassADM188/1012
11th January 19288th October 1928FalmouthOfficers' Steward 2nd ClassADM188/1012
9th October 192821st November 1928Victory IIIOfficers' Steward 2nd ClassADM188/1012
22nd November 19283rd April 1930St. VincentOfficers' Steward 2nd ClassADM188/1012
4th April 193029th May 1930Victory II - IVOfficers' Steward 2nd ClassADM363/144
30th May 193030th September 1931Dolphin (Ross)Officers' Steward 2nd ClassADM363/144
1st October 193127th March 1933Dolphin (Ross)Leading StewardADM363/144
28th March 193319th December 1933FlindersLeading StewardADM363/144
20th December 193322nd February 1934Victory IILeading StewardADM363/144
23rd February 193431st May 1934NeptuneLeading StewardADM363/144
1st June 19344th September 1934NeptunePetty Officer StewardADM363/144
5th September 193415th April 1935Victory IIPetty Officer StewardADM363/144
16th April 193530th June 1937AjaxPetty Officer StewardADM363/144
1st July 19376th December 1937Victory IIPetty Officer StewardADM363/144
7th December 19376th May 1938ExcellentPetty Officer StewardADM363/144
7th May 193813th January 1939Victory II (Boreas)Petty Officer StewardADM363/144
14th January 19392nd March 1939Victory IIPetty Officer StewardADM363/144
3rd March 193930th May 1939CuracoaPetty Officer StewardADM363/144
31st May 193931st May 1939Victory IIPetty Officer StewardADM363/144
1st June 19396th October 1940HoodPetty Officer StewardADM363/144
7th October 194024th May 1941HoodChief Petty Officer StewardADM363/144

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 58.

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)