-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
Chainbar divider

In Remembrance of
Jack Brooks

Photo of
Date of birth: 28th February 1897
Place of birth: Urmston, Trafford, Lancashire, England
Parents: William and Amelia Brooks
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: Ply 17171 then K58230 then P/KX 90930
Joined Hood Second time: (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood Second time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Stoker 1st Class)
Joined Hood First time: 4th December 1925 (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood First time: 27th December 1928 (Stoker 1st Class)
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Biographical Information:

Jack was born on 28th February 1897 in Urmston, Manchester to parents William and Amelia Brooks. He was 44 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
8th September 191420th January 1915DealMarineADM159/160
21st January 191524th April 1915PlymouthMarineADM159/160
25th April 19159th August 1915RevengeMarineADM159/160
10th August 19158th October 1915RedoubtableMarineADM159/160
9th October 19158th February 1916PlymouthMarineADM159/160
9th February 191617th November 1916VictoryMarineADM159/160
18th November 191631st December 1916PlymouthMarineADM159/160
1st January 19179th February 1919New ZealandMarineADM159/160
10th February 191915th April 1919PlymouthMarineADM159/160
16th April 191916th July 1919CarnarvonMarineADM159/160
17th July 191920th December 1919CarnarvonStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
21st December 191920th January 1920Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
21st January 192010th February 1920Colossus (Liverpool)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/977
11th February 192027th February 1920Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
28th February 192017th May 1920TigerStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
18th May 192011th April 1921Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
12th April 192110th March 1922CambrianStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
11th March 192226th April 1922MalabarStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
27th April 192210th May 1922CambrianStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
11th May 192216th September 1922ValerianStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
17th September 192227th October 1922DartmouthStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
28th October 192224th November 1922Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
25th November 192216th February 1923WoolwichStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
17th February 192313th March 1923Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
14th March 192316th March 1925CaradocStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
17th March 19252nd April 1925ResolutionStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
3rd April 19253rd December 1925Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
4th December 192527th August 1928HoodStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
28th August 192829th November 1928Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/977
30th November 1928UnknownVivid II (Dauntless)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/977
28th February 1937Re-engaged for 3 years no continuous serviceStoker 1st ClassADM363/134
Unknown24th May 1941HoodStoker 1st Class

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

Jack's name is in Column 3 of Panel 54.

Detail of Jack'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)