-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
Cyril Leslie Dennis Porter

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Date of birth: 7th January 1922
Place of birth: Hounslow, Middlesex, England
Parents: Stanley and Agnes Porter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Signalman
Service Number: P/JX 224241
Joined Hood: Early 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Ordinary Signalman)
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Biographical Information:

Cyril was born on 7th January 1922 to Stanley and Agnes Porter, of 21 Stanley Rd, Hounslow, Middlesex. He is known to have had an older brother, Stanley, who later served with the Royal Corps of Signals. Cyril attended Bulstrode Senior School where he was quite popular with fellow students. He was also a prominent member of the Corinthian Football Club.

After completing school, Cyril joined the postal message service for G.P.O. Hounslow. He joined the Royal Navy in October 1940. Following three months of training at H.M.S. Ganges, he was posted to his only ship, Hood.

Cyril 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

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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)

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

Detail of Cyril'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)
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "The Middlesex Chronicle," 31st May 1941 & 5th July 1941; provided February 2018)