-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
Samuel Joseph Rodley

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Date of birth: 14th April 1922
Place of birth: Sunderland, County Durham, England
Parents: Samuel and Florence Rodley
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3967
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Samuel was born on 14th April 1922 to Samuel and Florence Rodley, of Sunderland, County Durham. He 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)





Samuel's name is in Column 2 of Panel 59.





Detail of Samuel's name.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
P. Boneham (photo, 2001)