-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
George Victor Shepherd

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Date of birth: 6th January 1905
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: George and Elizabeth Shepherd
Wife: Ann Shepherd
Previous occupation: Scholar
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Engine Room Artificer
Service Number: P/M 35646
Joined Hood First time: 14th July 1939 (Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class)
Left Hood First time: 13th July 1940 (Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class)
Joined Hood Second time: 11th August 1940 (Chief Engine Room Artificer)
Left Hood Second time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Engine Room Artificer)
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Biographical Information:

George was born on 6th January 1905 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to parents George and Elizabeth Shepherd. He was the husband of Ann Shepherd, of North End, Portsmouth. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.






History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
14th August 192031st December 1924FisgardEngine Room Artificer apprenticeADM188/1089
1st January 19254th January 1925FisgardEngine Room Artificer 5th ClassADM188/1089
5th January 192531st December 1925BarhamEngine Room Artificer 5th ClassADM188/1089
1st January 192623rd February 1926BarhamActing Engine Room Apprentice 4th ClassADM188/1089
24th February 19267th February 1927CardiffActing Engine Room Apprentice 4th ClassADM188/1089
8th February 192719th February 1928CardiffEngine Rom Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1089
20th February 192817th April 1928Victory IIEngine Rom Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1089
18th April 192825th October 1928FisgardEngine Rom Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1089
26th October 192831st December 1928Constance (Umpire)Engine Rom Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1089
1st January 192928th May 1931FuriousEngijne Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/106
29th May 19312nd June 1931Victory II - VEngijne Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/106
3rd June 193126th June 1931FisgardEngijne Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/106
27th June 193128th December 1931ChampionEngijne Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/106
29th December 193118th July 1932Egmont II (Vampire)Engijne Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/106
19th July 193231st December 1932Egmont II (Worcester)Engijne Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/106
1st January 193329th January 1933Egmont II (Worcester)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
30th January 19336th March 1933Egmont II (Vampire)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
7th March 19334th April 1933Victory II (Vampire)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
5th April 193328th April 1933Victory II (Duncan)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
29th April 193330th June 1933Egmont (Duncan)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
1st July 193322nd August 1934St. Angelo II (Duncan)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
23rd August 19344th September 1934Victory II (Duncan)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
5th September 193422nd July 1935Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
23rd July 193519th August 1935St. Angelo II (Acheron)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
20th August 193520th August 1935Effingham (Wessex)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
21st August 193520th October 1935Effingham (Acheron)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
21st October 193510th June 1936St. Angelo II (Acheron)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
11th June 193616th March 1937WoolwichEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
17th March 193731st December 1937Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
1st January 193814th January 1938Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/106
15th January 19382nd December 1938Victory IIActing Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
3rd December 193814th January 1939Ark RoyalActing Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
15th January 193927th April 1939Ark RoyalChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
28th April 193916th May 1939Victory IIChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
17th May 193913th July 1939Royal SovereignChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
14th July 193913th March 1940HoodChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
14th March 194010th April 1940RenownChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/106
11th April 194010th August 1940RenownChief Engine Room ArtificerADM363/106
11th August 194024th May 1941HoodChief Engine Room ArtificerADM363/106


Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 53, Column 1






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)
George's son, Denis Shepherd (photo, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1089)