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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 David Spinner

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Date of birth: 18th August 1919
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: James and Emily Spinner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 92570
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

George was born on 18th August 1919 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He was one of ten children born to James and Emily Spinner, of 61 Mill Road, Deal, Kent. His siblings were Ivy, Celia, Jim, Edie, Henry (known as Harry), Mary, Ann, Bill and John. His brother Harry, an RAF bomber gunner, also died during the Second World War.

George attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from January 1931 to March 1934. He entered the Navy and was trained at R.N.C. Greenwich. He was 21 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)

George's name is in Column 3 of Panel 55.

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)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)
George's niece, Lucinda J Roddam (photo & information, February 2007)