-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
Cyril Kemp Bell

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Date of birth: 29th March 1911
Place of birth: Bardney, Lancashire, England
Parents: John and Edith Bell
Previous occupation: Insurance claims inspector
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Signalman
Service Number: P/JX 216464
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Cyril was born on 29th March 1922 to parents John and Edith Bell of Bardney, Lincolnshire. Prior to joining the Royal Navy, Cyril worked as a Claims Inspector for the Liverpool and London and Gote Insurance Company. He was also an active member of the Lincoln Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Cyril was a keen sportsman and served in several clubs: He acted as secretary of the local Billiards club, was chairman of the local Cricket club, and his sportsmanlike actions on the field were an inspiration to all. His services were sought by several clubs in the county.

Cyril was 30 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 52, Column 1

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Steven Vernon (information, December 2002)