-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 Borsberry

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Date of birth: 5th March 1905
Place of birth: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Parents: Edward and Amy Borsberry
Wife: Violet Borsberry
Previous occupation: Baker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Cook (S)
Service Number: P/MX 45410
Joined Hood: 4th October 1940 (Petty Officer Cook)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Petty Officer Cook)
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Biographical Information:

George was born on 5th March 1905 in Southampton, Hampshire to parents Edward and Amy Borsberry. The family lived in Havant Rd, Cosham. He was the husband of Violet Borsberry, of Emsworth, Hampshire. Together thay had a son, Dennis in June 1938.

George was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
13th May 192612th March 1927Victory IIAssistant CookADM362/44
13th March 192714th August 1927Victory IICookADM362/44
15th August 192725th November 1927Columbine (Mackay)CookADM362/44
26th November 192731st May 1928Columbine (Wallace)CookADM362/44
1st June 192825th April 1930Victory II (Wallace)CookADM362/44
26th April 193013th July 1930Victory II - IVCookADM363/603
14th July 193026th July 1930ChampionCookADM363/603
27th July 19302nd September 1930Victory II - IVCookADM363/603
3rd September 193030th June 1932ExcellentCookADM363/603
1st July 193217th October 1932Victory IICookADM363/603
18th October 193231st August 1933Royal SovereignCookADM363/603
1st September 193323rd August 1935Royal SovereignLeading CookADM363/603
24th August 19351st June 1936Victory IILeading CookADM363/603
2nd June 193630th August 1937CourageousLeading CookADM363/603
31st August 19374th October 1937Victory IILeading CookADM363/603
5th October 19373rd November 1937Hawkins (Dunedin)Leading CookADM363/603
4th November 193713th November 1937DunedinLeading CookADM363/603
14th November 193711th December 1938DunedinPetty Officer CookADM363/603
12th December 193814th February 1939Victory IIPetty Officer CookADM363/603
15th February 193927th March 1939Victory II (Blanche)Petty Officer CookADM363/603
28th March 193927th April 1939Victory IIPetty Officer CookADM363/603
28th April 193914th May 1939Victory II (Wrestler)Petty Officer CookADM363/603
15th May 19392nd June 1939St. Angelo (Wrestler)Petty Officer CookADM363/603
3rd June 193916th August 1939Victory IIPetty Officer CookADM363/603
17th August 193922nd June 1940PenelopePetty Officer CookADM363/603
23rd June 194020th July 1940ArgusPetty Officer CookADM363/603
21st July 194010th September 1940PenelopePetty Officer CookADM363/603
11th September 19403rd October 1940Victory IIPetty Officer CookADM363/603
4th October 194024th May 1941HoodPetty Officer CookADM363/603

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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 3 of Panel 57.

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)
Mike Hill (information, August 2015)
William Borsberry, George's grandson (photograph May 2020)