-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
George Percy Riley

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Date of birth: 8th December 1916
Place of birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 97422
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)








Biographical Information:

George was born 8th December 1916 in Birmingham, Warwickshire to Albert and Elisabeth Riley. His parents were caretakers at the Cranbourne Road Junior School, Kingstanding, Birmingham (which George attended) and later at the Saltley Grammar School for Girls, Saltley, Birmingham. He had three siblings, Edith, Lesley and Freda. Both Lesley and George served in the Navy during the Second World War.

George was was 24 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 55, Column 3






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)
J W Horner (information, April 2009)
David Hampton (information, February 2012)
The late Mr & Mrs R. Thomas (photos via David Hampton, February 2012)