-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Stanley Albert Wells

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Date of birth: 9th June 1923
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: George and Dorothy Wells
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 160834
Joined Hood: 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Boy 1st Class)
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Biographical Information:

Stanley was born 9th June 1923 to George and Dorothy Wells, of Portsmouth, Hampshire. He was one of 5 children. He is known to have had a sister named Beryl. He joined Hood sometime during 1939 and lived in No. 9 Mess. Stanley was 17 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)





Stanley's name is in Column 3 of Panel 51.





Detail of Stanley's name.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Stanley's great-nephew, Steve Bishop (photos, April 2018 & information, March 2019)
Stanley's sister, Mrs B. Bishop (information, Jan 2002)