-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
James Smith

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Date of birth: 21st September 1915
Place of birth: Dundee, Angus, Scotland
Parents: James and Catherine Smith
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 17675
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

James was born on 21st September 1915. He was the youngest son of James and Catherine Smith, of Dundee, Angus, Scotland. After completing school, he worked at the Angus Jute Works.

He is believed to have entered the Navy in 1936. Prior to his posting in Hood, he served in minesweepers, submarines and destroyers. He participated in the evacuation from Dunkirk. He was 25 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

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

Detail of James'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)
Mary Mochan (photo & information, February 2004)