-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
James Souter Ritchie

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Date of birth: 7th August 1917
Place of birth: Hartlepool, County Durham, England
Parents: David and Sarah Ritchie
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Telegraphist
Service Number: P/JX 141524
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

James was born on 7th August 1917 in Hartlepool, County Durham to David Souter and Sarah Ritchie. He was a friend of Hugh "Mickey" Stothers who was also lost in the sinking of Hood. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 52, 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)
Gillian Smith (information derived from summer 1941 editions of The Hartlepool Mail, June 2015)