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In Remembrance of
John Edward Stokes

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Date of birth: 19th November 1901
Place of birth: Fareham, Hampshire, England
Parents: John and Ellen Stokes
Wife: Evelyn Stokes
Previous occupation: Turner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 90225
Joined Hood: 6th September 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 19th November 1901 in Farnham, Hampshire, to John and Ellen Stokes. The family later lived in Aldershot, Hampshire.

He joined the Navy on 19th November 1919. He was trained in gunnery at H.M.S. Excellent. During his career he served in the following ships/establishments- Nelson, Tiger, Barham, Victory, Duncan, Revenge and lastly, Hood. He was also at Excellent at multiple times during his career. He was the husband of Evelyn Stokes, of Watford, Hertfordshire. Together, they had six children, Duncan, June, John, Nell, Patricia and Georgina. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
24th June 191823rd January 1919ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/827
24th January 191918th February 1919ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/827
19th February 191918th November 1919BarhamBoy 1st ClassADM188/827
19th November 191920th March 1921BarhamOrdinary SeamanADM188/827
21st March 192131st August 1921BarhamAble SeamanADM188/827
1st September 192118th June 1923ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/827
19th June 192319th December 1923Victory IAble SeamanADM188/827
20th December 192323rd January 1924Columbine (Tiger)Able SeamanADM188/827
24th January 192416th November 1926TigerAble SeamanADM188/827
17th November 192622nd July 1927Victory IAble SeamanADM188/827
23rd July 192710th December 1927ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/827
11th December 19275th April 1928Victory IAble SeamanADM188/827
6th April 19281st January 1929ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/827
2nd January 192910th May 1929RevengeAble SeamanADM363/431
11th May 192931st March 1931Egmont II (Witch)Able SeamanADM363/431
1st April 193118th April 1931Victory II - IV (Witch)Able SeamanADM363/431
19th April 193121st May 1931Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/431
22nd May 19319th November 1931Vernon (Vanoc)Able SeamanADM363/431
10th November 19314th April 1933ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/431
5th April 193328th April 1933Victory II (Duncan)Able SeamanADM363/431
29th April 193330th June 1933Egmont II (Duncan)Able SeamanADM363/431
1st July 193322nd August 1934St. Angelo II (Duncan)Able SeamanADM363/431
23rd August 193423rd October 1934Victory II (Duncan)Able SeamanADM363/431
24th October 193416th April 1935ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/431
17th April 193531st May 1935EffinghamAble SeamanADM363/431
1st June 193531st May 1936ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/431
1st June 19364th April 1937NeptuneAble SeamanADM363/431
5th April 193721st August 1937Victory II (Neptune)Able SeamanADM363/431
22nd August 193730th August 1937NeptuneAble SeamanADM363/431
31st August 193731st August 1937ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/431
1st September 193711th January 1938FleetwoodAble SeamanADM363/431
12th January 193831st March 1938ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/431
1st April 193819th July 1938LondonAble SeamanADM363/431
20th July 193830th September 1939St. Angelo (Isis)Able SeamanADM363/431
1st October 193925th June 1940Drake II (Isis)Able SeamanADM363/431
26th June 19405th September 1940ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/431
6th September 194024th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/431

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

John's name is in Column 3 of Panel 49.

Detail of John'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)
His granddaughter, June Cook (information, November 2007)
The National Archives (ADM 188/827)