-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
Cecil Augustus Bentley Stringer

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Date of birth: 24th November 1899
Place of birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Previous occupation: Piano Tuner's Apprentice
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 41797
Joined Hood: 14th January 1941 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Cecil was born on 24th November 1899 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. He was married in 1932 to Sarah Jane (Cis) Stringer and they lived in Birmingham. is believed to have worked in one of Hood's magazines. He was 41 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
5th June 191522nd October 1915Vivid IBoy 2nd ClassADM188/730
23rd October 19159th November 1915Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/730
10th November 191519th November 1915Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/730
20th November 191527th December 1916VenerableBoy 1st ClassADM188/730
28th December 191629th April 1917Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/730
30th April 191723rd November 1917Royal SovereignBoy 1st ClassADM188/730
24th November 19179th July 1918Royal SovereignOrdinary SeamanADM188/730
10th July 191822nd October 1918Royal SovereignAble SeamanADM188/730
23rd October 19182nd July 1919Victory IAble SeamanADM188/730
3rd July 191923rd September 1919PegasusAble SeamanADM188/730
24th September 191930th January 1920Victory IAble SeamanADM188/730
31st January 192027th March 1920HermioneAble SeamanADM188/730
28th March 192026th April 1920Victory IAble SeamanADM188/730
27th April 192014th September 1920OdinAble SeamanADM188/730
15th September 192023rd November 1921CarolineAble SeamanADM188/730
24th November 192129th June 1922ComusAble SeamanADM188/730
30th June 192231st August 1923ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/730
1st September 192317th September 1923Victory IAble SeamanADM188/730
18th September 192331st December 1923Dido (Stronghold)Able SeamanADM188/730
1st January 192431st March 1924Dido (Torbay)Able SeamanADM188/730
1st April 19245th June 1924Dido (Sturdy)Able SeamanADM188/730
6th June 192430th September 1924Columbine (Vampire)Able SeamanADM188/730
1st October 192431st October 1925Greenwich (Vampire)Able SeamanADM188/730
1st November 192523rd November 1925Egmont II (Vampire)Able SeamanADM188/730
24th November 192524th August 1926MalayaAble SeamanADM188/730
25th August 192610th December 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/730
11th December 192614th March 1927ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/730
15th March 19275th July 1927Victory IAble SeamanADM188/730
6th July 192715th October 1928FisgardAble SeamanADM188/730
16th October 192814th June 1929Egmont II (Wishart)Able SeamanADM188/730
15th June 192922nd November 1929Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/159
23rd November 192923rd November 1929Continuous Service expiredAble SeamanADM363/159
24th November 192927th September 1938Joined Royal Fleet ReserveAble SeamanADM363/159
28th September 19382nd October 1938Victory I - II (Mobilised)Able SeamanADM363/159
3rd October 193822nd August 1939DemobilisedAble SeamanADM363/159
23rd August 193912th September 1939Victory IAble SeamanADM363/159
13th September 19395th June 1940SparrowhawkAble SeamanADM363/159
6th June 194013th January 1941Victory IAble SeamanADM363/159
14th January 194124th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/159

Additional Photos

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)

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

Detail of Cecil'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)
Cecil's great niece, Mrs V.M. Thompson (photo & information, April 2005)
Sue O'Grady (information, November 2014)
Simon Evetts, great, great nephew (photo, 24th May 2021.)