-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
Norman George Landsbury Stocker

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Date of birth: 1st June 1924
Place of birth: Storrington, Sussex, England
Parents: John and Annie Stocker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 166487
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Chin" as he was known to family and friends, was born on 1st June 1924 to John and Annie Stocker, of Storrington, Sussex. He trained at H.M.S. St. George. He is believed to have been assigned to H.M.S. Enterprise, when he broke an arm. When he was once again fit for action, he was assigned to Hood. He was 16 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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Storrington War Memorial, Storrington, Sussex, England


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Chin's great-nephew, Peter Troester (photo, April 2004)
Lee English ( Storrington memorial photos), May 2021