-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
Harold George Edward Smith

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Date of birth: 24th August 1914
Place of birth: Parkstone, Dorset, England
Parents: George and Ann Smith
Wife: May Smith
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant (E)
Joined Hood: 10th August 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Lieutenant (E))
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Biographical Information:

Harold was born in Poole, Dorset on 24th August, 1914 the son of George and Ann Smith. He was the husband of May Smith, of Bedhampton, Hampshire, the couple having married on 21st November 1939. Before becoming an acting Sub-Lieutenant on 1st July 1938, Harold had served as an Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class. He joined Hood on 10th August 1939 having completed an 11 month engineering course at Greenwich. He was promoted to Sub-Lieutenant(E) on 10th August 1940 and Lieutenant (E) on 1st January 1941. He was 26 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)
Gillian Wright (photograph), May 2020
Navy List, April 1941