-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
Stanley Henry Alexander Shorrock

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Date of birth: 18th June 1909
Place of birth: Spotley, Suffolk, England
Parents: William and Elizabeth Shorrock
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 112455
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Stanley was born on 18th June 1909 in Spotley, Sussex to William and Elizabeth Shorrock. The family later lived in Emsworth, Hampshire. He was 31 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
22nd November 192411th July 1925GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM362/4
12th July 192524th September 1925GangesBoy 1st ClassADM362/4
25th September 192511th November 1925CenturionBoy 1st ClassADM362/4
12th November 192517th June 1927BarhamBoy 1st ClassADM362/4
18th June 192719th March 1928BarhamOrdinary SeamanADM362/4
20th March 192827th April 1928Victory IOrdinary SeamanADM362/4
28th April 192831st May 1928Columbine (Vortigern)Ordinary SeamanADM362/4
1st June 19289th October 1928Victory II (Vortigern)Ordinary SeamanADM362/4
10th October 192829th November 1928Victory II (Whitley)Ordinary SeamanADM362/4
30th November 192817th December 1928Victory II (Vortigern)Ordinary SeamanADM362/4
18th December 192810th November 1930Victory II (Vortigern)Able SeamanADM362/4
11th November 19301st December 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/110
2nd December 19304th January 1931VernonAble SeamanADM363/110
5th January 193123rd November 1931Osprey (Rowena)Able SeamanADM363/110
24th November 193113th July 1934RevengeAble SeamanADM363/110
14th July 193429th August 1934Victory IAble SeamanADM363/110
30th August 193410th October 1934Victory II (Enchantress)Able SeamanADM363/110
11th October 193411th October 1934Victory IAble SeamanADM363/110
12th October 193420th May 1935ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/110
21st May 193529th August 1935Victory IAble SeamanADM363/110
30th August 193520th April 1938BarhamAble SeamanADM363/110
21st April 193812th May 1938Victory IAble SeamanADM363/110
13th May 19381st June 1939CuracoaAble SeamanADM363/110
2nd June 193924th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/110

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

Stanley's name is in Column 2 of Panel 49.

Detail of Stanley'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)