-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

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:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

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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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 55, Column 3

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

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)