-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
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: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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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.

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)

George's name is in Column 3 of Panel 55.

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