-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
George Wilson

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Date of birth: 4th June 1907
Place of birth: Hull, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson
Wife: Gladys Wilson
Previous occupation: Sawyer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 108903
Joined Hood: 10th September 1937 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

George was born on 4th June 1907 in Hull, Yorkshire to Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson. He was the husband of Gladys Wilson, of Forton, Gosport, Hampshire. He and Gladys had two children, Jack and Myrna. He was 33 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
13th November 19235th July 1924GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/864
6th July 19245th August 1924GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/864
6th August 192423rd September 1924Impregnable (Kin George V)Boy 1st ClassADM188/864
24th September 19243rd June 1925Queen ElizabethBoy 1st ClassADM188/864
4th June 192520th December 1925Queen ElizabethOrdinary SeamanADM188/864
21st December 192517th May 1926Queen ElizabethAble SeamanADM188/864
18th May 192616th September 1926ValiantAble SeamanADM188/864
17th September 19265th November 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/864
6th November 192627th May 1927DefianceAble SeamanADM188/864
28th May 192730th June 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/864
1st July 192731st December 1929CapetownAble SeamanADM188/864
1st January 19304th February 1930Vivid I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/203
5th February 193011th April 1930DefianceAble SeamanADM363/203
12th April 193015th April 1930Vivid I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/203
16th April 193018th October 1931RodneyAble SeamanADM363/203
19th October 193126th August 1932Victory II (Windsor)Able SeamanADM363/203
27th August 19326th January 1933ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/203
7th January 19332nd November 1933GreenwichAble SeamanADM363/203
3rd November 193318th December 1933Victory IAble SeamanADM363/203
19th December 193313th November 1936CornwallAble SeamanADM363/203
14th November 19369th September 1937VernonAble SeamanADM363/203
10th September 193724th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/203

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)

George's name is in Column 1 of Panel 50.

Detail of George'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)
His grandson, Gary Anstee (information, May 2007)
Linda Wilson (information & photo, November 2014 & January 2015)