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In Remembrance of
Arthur William Stone

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Date of birth: 6th March 1917
Place of birth: Stretford, Lancashire, England
Parents: Arthur and Amelia Stone
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/JX 140159
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Arthur was born on 6th March 1917 in Stretford, Lancashire to Arthur and Amelia Stone. The family lived in Urmston. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Arthur Stone during basic training at HMS Ganges.

Arthur Stone as a Petty Officer. His rate (rank) and his badges attest to his rapid progress in the service. The crossed anchors denote his Petty Officer status, the crossed gun barrels on his right sleeve testify to his qualification in the gunnery specialisation, and the diver's helmet on his right sleeve shows that he was also qualified as a ship's diver. He wears one Good Conduct Badge on his left upper arm which shows that he had completed three years' 'man's time' but less than eight years.

A Christmas card sent by Arthur Stone to family members.

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)

Arthur's name is in Column 2 of Panel 46.

Detail of Arthur'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)
Mr William Tunnicliffe, relative, photo November 2021.