-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
James Godfrey Saunders

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Date of birth: 2nd February 1913
Place of birth: Wokingham, Surrey, England
Wife: Rose Saunders
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 113344
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

James was born on 2nd February 1913 in Wokingham, Surrey. He was the husband of Rose Saunders, of Bush Hill Park, Middlesex. Together they had two children.

James worked on the Lincoln Road A.R.P. post's demolition squad. He was an excellent footballer, playing on Edmonton Invicta. He was also known to be an excellent pianist. He joined the Navy in mid 1940.

James was 28 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)

James's name is in Column 2 of Panel 56.

Detail of James'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)
James's son, T.E. Saunders (photo, 2001)
John Tanner (photo & information via newspaper clipping, Oct 2011)