-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 Frederick Smith

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Date of birth: 22nd February 1921
Place of birth: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Parents: Frederick and Sarah Smith
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 100502
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

George was born on 22nd February 1921. He was the second son of eleven children born to Frederick and Sarah Smith, of 32 Whitwell Road, Broxtowe, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. George attended school at the Old Trent Bridge School. He volunteered for naval service in December 1939. His older brother also served, but with the South African Air Force. His father was a member of the Ivy Leaf United Services Club.

George was 20 years old at the time of his loss.




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Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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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 great-nephew, Richard Briers (photo & information, January 2006)