-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 Slowther

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Date of birth: 18th July 1910
Place of birth: Gateshead, County Durham, England
Wife: Annie Slowther
Previous occupation: Milk Seller
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/KX 79624
Joined Hood First time: 6th May 1933 (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood First time: 11th January 1935 (Stoker 1st Class)
Joined Hood Second time: 8th September 1936 (Acting Leading Stoker)
Left Hood Second time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Acting Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary))
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Biographical Information:

George was born on 18th July 1910 in Felling, Gateshead, County Durham to Mr and Mrs Alexander Slowther. The family lived at The Drive, Felling.

George is believed to have joined the Navy since 1929. He is believed to have been a long-time Hood crewman, having joined her in the early-mid 1930s. He was married to Annie Slowther (nee Hewitt) and they lived at 5 Nursery Lane, Windy Nook.

He was serving as an Acting Stoker Petty Officer and was 30 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
5th December 19286th June 1929Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/56
7th June 192924th October 1929Lucia (Douglas)Stoker 2nd ClassADM363/592
25th October 192930th November 1929Cyclops (Douglas)Stoker 2nd ClassADM363/592
1st December 192928th February 1931Cyclops (Douglas)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/592
1st March 193131st July 1931Egmont II - I (Douglas)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/592
1st August 193127th October 1931Cyclops (Douglas)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/592
28th October 19319th November 1931Victory II (Douglas)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/592
10th November 193131st March 1933Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/592
1st April 193325th April 1933Victory II (Vivacious)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/592
26th April 19335th May 1933Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/592
6th May 193311th January 1935HoodStoker 1st ClassADM363/592
12th January 193518th January 1935Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/592
19th January 19358th January 1936DolphinStoker 1st ClassADM363/592
9th January 193626th February 1936RepluseStoker 1st ClassADM363/592
27th February 19367th August 1936Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/592
8th August 19367th September 1936Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/592
8th September 19367th September 1937HoodActing Leading StokerADM363/592
8th September 193711th June 1940HoodLeading StokerADM363/592
12th June 194024th May 1941HoodActing Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/592

Additional Photos

Hood's 1938 Dart team at Malta. Gerorge is in the front row on the end to the left.

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 1 of Panel 54.

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)
Harry Wannerton (photo, 2001)
His niece-in-law, Joyce Hunter (information, November 2007 and May 2008)
Irene Gray (photo & information taken from 31st May 1941 "Newcastle Evening Chronicle," July 2017)