-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 William Rowntree

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Date of birth: 9th June 1921
Place of birth: North Shields, Northumberland, England
Parents: George and Isabella Rowntree
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 100456
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

George was born on 9th June 1921 in North Shields, Northumberland to George and Isabella Rowntree. The family later lived in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. He attended Newport school and served his apprenticeship in the joinery trade. He entered the Navy in early 1940 and was ultimately posted to Hood along with his very close friend Norman Hartley. George 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

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)
Geoff Clark (photo & information, May 2003)