-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Hugh Stothers

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Date of birth: 30th December 1914
Place of birth: Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Wife: J. Stothers
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 148611
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Mickey" as he was known, was born on 30th December 1914 in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland to Mr. G. Mrs.Rebecca Stothers. The family later lived at 25 Bloomfield Street, Belfast. He was the husband of Jennie Stothers (nee Gardner), of 2 Mary Street, Hartlepool, County Durham.

Mickey is believed to have joined the Navy circa 1933. Mickey was a close friend of James "Lenny" Pay (also lost in Hood) and his family. He was also a friend of James Ritchie (also lost in Hood).

He was 26 years old at the time of his loss. There was a memorial service held for him on 8th June 1941 at the Hartlepool Independent (Congregational) Church.

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)

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

Detail of Hugh'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)
Gillian Smith (information derived from summer 1941 editions of The Hartlepool Mail, June 2015)
Independent News and Media PLC & The British Library Board (photo & information, May 2019)