-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
Geoffrey Charles Pope

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Date of birth: 14th July 1900
Place of birth: Hoyland, Yorkshire, England
Previous occupation: Clerk
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer Supply
Service Number: P/M 32985
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Petty Officer Supply)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Petty Officer Supply)







Biographical Information:

Geoffrey was born on 14th July 1900 in Hoyland, Yorkshire. He was fondly remembered in the Portsmouth Evening News in 1941 as "a most resourceful and knowledgeable man, and seldom did he fail to find us the fresh provisions at the most unlikely spots." Actor Jon Pertwee (of "Doctor Who" fame) also remembered him fondly as a close friend during his time in Hood.

Geoffrey was 40 years old at the time of his loss.






History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
23rd July 191821st March 1919VictoryVictuallers AssistantADM188/1083
22nd March 191931st October 1919Glory IVictuallers AssistantADM188/1083
1st November 191911th January 1920Victory IIIVictuallers AssistantADM188/1083
12th January 192030th September 1920King George VVictuallers AssistantADM188/1083
1st October 192030th June 1921OrionVictuallers AssistantADM188/1083
1st July 192122nd July 1921ConquerorVictuallers AssistantADM188/1083
23rd July 192116th June 1922ConquerorLeading Victuallers AssistantADM188/1083
17th June 19221st October 1922Victory IILeading Victuallers AssistantADM188/1083
2nd October 19229th November 1922DiomedeLeading Victuallers AssistantADM188/1083
10th November 192227th August 1923DiomedeLeading Stores AssistantADM188/1083
28th August 192330th September 1923Diomede ([illegible])Leading Stores AssistantADM188/1083
1st October 192331st May 1925DiomedeLeading Stores AssistantADM188/1083
1st June 192520th October 1925DiomedeSupply Petty OfficerADM188/1083
21st October 192513th August 1926Victory ISupply Petty OfficerADM188/1083
14th August 192621st November 1928LupinSupply Petty OfficerADM188/1083
22nd November 192821st January 1929Victory IISupply Petty OfficerADM188/1083
22nd January 19292nd September 1929ChampionSupply Petty OfficerADM363/236
3rd September 192913th October 1930Iron DukeSupply Petty OfficerADM363/236
14th October 193019th November 1930Iron DukeSupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/236
20th November 193012th January 1931Victory II - VSupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/236
13th January 19316th July 1931FrobisherSupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/236
7th July 193116th July 1931Victory II - VSupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/236
17th July 193116th July 1933Egmont II - ISupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/236
17th July 193310th February 1934St. Angelo IISupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/236
11th February 193422nd May 1934Victory IISupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/236
23rd May 19347th September 1936ExcellentSupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/236
8th September 193624th May 1941HoodSupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/236


Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 57, Column 2






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Portsmouth Evening News, May 1941
"Moon Boots and Dinner Suits" by Jon Pertwee, 1984
Geoffrey's daughter, Jane McAllen (photo, 2001)