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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
John Henry Smith

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Date of birth: 20th December 1914
Place of birth: Brighton, Sussex, England
Parents: Charles and Lucy Smith
Wife: Doris Smith
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Supply Assistant
Service Number: P/MX 201216
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 20th December 1914 in Brighton, Sussex to Charles and Lucy Smith. He had six brothers and sisters- Charles, Martha, Kathleen, Norah, Joan and Walter. He attended Lewes Road School as a child.

He and his wife Doris (nee Standing) were married in August 1938. He worked at the Co-op in Brighton before joining the Navy. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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)

John's name is in Column 3 of Panel 57.

Detail of John'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)
Kate Carter (photo & information, September 2012)
Ian Lacey (photo & information, September 2006)