-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
John Henry Steptoe

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Date of birth: 20th September 1922
Place of birth: Hambledon, Buckinghamshire, England
Parents: George and Elsie Steptoe
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 4879
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 20th September 1922 in Hambledon, Buckinhhamshire to George and Elsie Steptoe. The family lived in Lane End. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.





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

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)





John's name is in Column 2 of Panel 59.





Detail of John's name.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His niece, Irene Martin (photos, July 2009)