-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
Sydney Standerton Stoyles

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Date of birth: 2nd March 1901
Place of birth: Farnham, Surrey, England
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. James Stoyles
Wife: Nellie Stoyles
Previous occupation: Stoker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: P/K 55384
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Chief Stoker)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

Sydney was born on 2nd March 1901 in Farnham, Surrey to Mr. and Mrs. James Stoyles. His middle name came from a place called "Standerton"- a place his father had served at during the Boer War. Sydney was the husband of Nellie Stoyles, of Portsmouth. Together they had 3 sons and a daughter. Prior to joining Hood, he had served in H.M.S. Suffolk. He was 40 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
4th March 191916th March 1919Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/971
17th March 191930th June 1919Victory IIActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/971
1st July 191916th March 1920CarolineActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/971
17th March 192031st March 1921CarolineStoker 1st ClassADM188/971
1st April 19216th June 1921Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/971
7th June 192111th July 1921DidoStoker 1st ClassADM188/971
12th July 19217th May 1923Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/971
8th May 192330th August 1923CoventryStoker 1st ClassADM188/971
31st August 19232nd November 1923CoventryActing Leading StokerADM188/971
3rd November 192315th March 1924FisgardActing Leading StokerADM188/971
16th March 19247th April 1924Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM188/971
8th April 192423rd May 1924WeymouthActing Leading StokerADM188/971
24th May 192430th August 1924DublinActing Leading StokerADM188/971
31st August 192421st July 1925DublinLeading StokerADM188/971
22nd July 192519th August 1925Victory IILeading StokerADM188/971
20th August 192530th September 1925Vernon (Tarpon)Leading StokerADM188/971
1st October 192531st October 1925Victory IILeading StokerADM188/971
1st November 192514th November 1925Victory IIActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/971
15th November 192531st January 1926DidoActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/971
1st February 192631st October 1926Victory II (Spenser)Acting Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/971
7th August 19264th May 1929Cyclops (Douglas)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/971
1st November 192615th December 1926Victory II (Spenser)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/971
16th December 19266th August 1926ConquestStoker Petty OfficerADM188/971
5th May 19296th June 1929Victory II - IVStoker Petty OfficerADM363/131
7th June 19298th September 1930Victory II - VStoker Petty OfficerADM363/131
9th September 193030th January 1932CentaurStoker Petty OfficerADM363/131
31st January 193220th June 1932Frobisher (Centurion)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/131
21st June 193230th September 1932Vindictive (Centurion)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/131
1st October 193215th March 1933Effingham (Centurion)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/131
16th March 193330th September 1935SuffolkStoker Petty OfficerADM363/131
1st October 19353rd October 1935SuffolkChief StokerADM363/131
4th October 19357th September 1936Victory IIChief StokerADM363/131
8th September 193624th May 1941HoodChief StokerADM363/131

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)

Sydney's name is in Column 3 of Panel 53.

Detail of Sydney'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)
Sydney's granddaughter, Theresa Burton (information, November 2004)