-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
Joseph William Steele

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Date of birth: 5th May 1923
Place of birth: Bootle, Cumberland, England
Parents: Harold and Hannah Steele
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 163185
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Joe, as he was known, was born on 5th May 1923 in Bootle, Cumberland to Harold and Hannah Steele. The family lived in Millom.

Prior to joining the Navy, Joe worked on the Whitaker farm at Saltcotes Hall, Arnside, Westmorland. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 51, Column 2

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)
Alan Beaumont (photo & information, October 2014)