-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
Alfred John Embery Tipping

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Date of birth: 3rd November 1895
Place of birth: Marylebone, London, England
Parents: Laura Louisa Tipping
Wife: E. Tipping
Previous occupation: T.S. Mercury
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J16441 then P/JX 152263
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Biographical Information:

Alfred was born on 3rd November 1895 in Guildford, Surrey. He was the husband of E. Tipping, of North Boarhunt, Hampshire. He was 45 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
9th August 19129th August 1912ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/679
10th August 19125th January 1913DuncanBoy 1st ClassADM188/679
6th January 191324th March 1913Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/679
25th March 19132nd November 1913SouthamptonBoy 1st ClassADM188/679
3rd November 191313th January 1915SouthamptonOrdinary SeamanADM188/679
14th January 19158th September 1916SouthamptonAble SeamanADM188/679
9th September 191613th October 1916Victory IAble SeamanADM188/679
14th October 191613th November 1916ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/679
14th November 191615th June 1917Greenwich (Oxford)Able SeamanADM188/679
16th June 19176th September 1917Vulcan (Oxford)Able SeamanADM188/679
7th September 191728th May 1918Greenwich (Oxford)Able SeamanADM188/679
29th May 191830th April 1921GreenwichAble SeamanADM188/679
1st May 19214th May 1921Pembroke IAble SeamanADM188/679
5th May 192117th July 1921GreenwichAble SeamanADM188/679
18th July 192131st December 1923Victory IAble SeamanADM188/679
1st January 192411th May 1925CuracoaAble SeamanADM188/679
12th May 192529th August 1927Victory IAble SeamanADM188/679
30th August 19272nd January 1928RevengeAble SeamanADM188/679
3rd January 192829th May 1928Victory IAble SeamanADM188/679
30th May 1928UnknownCardiffAble SeamanADM188/679
8th March 1937Re-entered for 3 years non continuous serviceAble SeamanADM363/84
Unknown24th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/84

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)

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

Detail of Alfred'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)
Carla Tipping, Alfred's granddaughter (photo), January 2021