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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
Richard Thorpe

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Date of birth: 12th December 1921
Place of birth: Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Parents: Harold and Kate Thorpe
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 212488
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Richard was born on 12th December 1921 in Renfrew, Renfrewshire to Harold and Kate Thorpe. The family later lived in South Almond Crescent, Teams, Gateshead, County Durham. Before joining the Navy he worked at Atlas Concrete Works, Dunston. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

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Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Richard's name is in Column 2 of Panel 51.

Detail of Richard'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)
Irene Gray (photo & information taken from 31st May 1941 "Newcastle Evening Chronicle," July 2017)