-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 Wordsworth Wright

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Date of birth: 31st October 1913
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 235450
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Alfred was born on 31st October 1913 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. His photograph was taken in March 1941, just two months before his loss. His family history records that he was distantly related to the poet, William Wordsworth, hence his middle name.

Alfred's father (also named Alfred Wordsworth Wright) joined the Royal Navy as a boy seaman in 1896 and saw action at the Battle of Jutland as a gunnery 'sighter'. He retired before WWII but was recalled and served as a gunnery instructor at HMS Collingwood, leaving the service in 1945 as a Lieutenant Commander.

Alfred was 27 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photographs
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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 2 of Panel 51.

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)
John Stainer, nephew, photo and information 2021.