-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 William Broom

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Date of birth: 30th March 1912
Place of birth: Baydon-on-Tyne, County Durham, England
Parents: George and Jane Broom
Wife: Amy Broom
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Shipwright 3rd Class
Service Number: P/MX 52995
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

George was born on 30th March 1912 in Baydon-on-Tyne, County Durham to parents George and Jane Broom.

George worked as a shipwright at Swan Hunters shipyard prior to joining the Navy circa 1934. He later married his wife Amy, of Shaftoe Street, Scotswood, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Together they had a son, David, who was just 6 months old at the time when Hood sank.

George was 29 years old at the time of his loss.

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)

George's name is in Column 2 of Panel 56.

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)
Mr. F.A. Turner (photo, 2001)
His granddaughter, Jayne Elliott, (information, July 2005)
Irene Gray (information taken from 31st May 1941 "Newcastle Evening Chronicle," July 2017)