-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
Albert James Sharpe

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Date of birth: 9th September 1913
Place of birth: Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
Parents: Walter and Edith Sharpe
Wife: Alice Sharpe
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 103817
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)






Biographical Information:

Albert was born on 9th September 1913 Nuneaton, Warwickshire to parents Walter and Edith Sharpe. He had one brother, Walter. He was the husband of Alice Emma Sharpe, of Hinckley, Leicestershire. Together they had a daughter, Janet, and twin sons, Walter and Albert (born 1934).

Albert is known to have worked for H J Flude Hosiery in Hinckley, Leicestershire prior to joining the Navy. After joining the military he served in H.M.S. Boreas. He was injured during the Dunkirk operations. He was subsequently posted to H.M.S. Hood sometime between November 1939 and January 1940.

Albert joined H.M.S. Hood between November 1939 and January 1940 as a stoker 2nd class having worked previously for H J Flude Hosiery in Hinckley, Leicestershire. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss.




Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 56, 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)
Albert's brother, Walter Sharpe (photo, 2001)
His grandson, Andy Davitt (information, October 2007)
His granddaughter, Sally Timms (information January 2009)