-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
John Snell

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Date of birth: 13th April 1905
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Albert and Grace Snell
Wife: Ruby Snell
Previous occupation: Scholar
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Engine Room Artificer
Service Number: P/M 36124
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Engine Room Artificer)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 13th April 1905 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to Albert and Grace Snell. He was the husband of Ruby Snell, of Copnor, Portsmouth, Hampshire. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
28th January 192330th June 1925FisgardEngine Room Artificer ApprenticeADM188/1090
1st July 19256th August 1925FisgardEngine Room Artificer 5th ClassADM188/1090
7th August 19258th September 1925Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 5th ClassADM188/1090
9th September 192530th June 1926MalayaEngine Room Artificer 5th ClassADM188/1090
1st July 19261st September 1926MalayaActing Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1090
2nd September 192630th June 1927RenownActing Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1090
1st July 192713th May 1929RenownEngine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1090
14th May 192921st May 1929FisgardEngine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM363/270
22nd May 192930th June 1929Constance (Thiobe)Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM363/270
1st July 19298th December 1930Constance (Thiobe)Engine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/270
9th December 193012th May 1932Frobisher (Thiobe)Engine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/270
13th May 193230th June 1933ResourceEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/270
1st July 193318th September 1934ResourceEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/270
19th September 19347th September 1936Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/270
8th September 193630th June 1938HoodEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/270
1st July 193831st July 1938HoodEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/270
1st August 193831st August 1939HoodActing Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/270
1st September 193910th April 1940HoodChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/270
11th April 194024th May 1941HoodChief Engin Room ArtificerADM363/270

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)

John's name is in Column 1 of Panel 53.

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)