-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
Frederick Arthur Porter

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Date of birth: 3rd April 1903
Place of birth: Alverstoke, Hampshire, England
Parents: Frederick and Mary Ann Porter
Wife: Catherine Porter
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/ 19699
Joined Hood: 27th August 1939 (Marine)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Marine)
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Biographical Information:

"Fred", as he was known to his family and friends, was born on 3rd April 1903 to parents Frederick and Mary Porter of Gosport, Hampshire. Fred joined the Royal Marines on 22 November 1916 and served in a variety of establishments/ships to include Eastney Barracks, Arlanza, Dido, Thunderer, Centurion, Coventry, Dolphin, Warspite, Revenge, Victoria & Albert, and Hood.

Fred was the husband of Catherine Porter and father of Bruce Porter, of Balsall Heath, Birmingham. He was the brother of Jim Porter, who was also lost in the sinking of Hood. Fred was 38 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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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His son, Bruce Porter (photo & information, February 2004)