-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 Brown

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Date of birth: 29th August 1901
Place of birth: Newington, Yorkshire, England
Parents: George and Alice Brown
Wife: Ivy Brown
Previous occupation: Rivet Heater
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Steward
Service Number: L12208 then K65938 then L15186
Joined Hood First time: 16th March 1931 (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood First time: 30th August 1933 (Stoker 1st Class)
Joined Hood Second time: 13th August 1940 (Steward)
Left Hood Second time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Steward)
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Biographical Information:

George was born on 29 August 1901 in Newington, Yorkshire to George and Alice Brown. He was the husband of Ivy Brown, of South Hayling, Hampshire. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
20th April 191930th June 1919Victory IBoy ServantADM188/1012
1st July 191919th August 1919Victory IIIBoy ServantADM188/1012
20th August 191931st December 1919Victory IIIOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1012
1st January 192023rd April 1920Victory III (Diadem)Officers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1012
24th April 192031st July 1920RacerOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1012
1st August 19208th October 1920RacerOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1012
9th October 19203rd December 1920Victory IIIOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1012
4th December 192013th May 1921CalcuttaOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1012
14th May 192111th August 1921MalabarOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1012
12th August 192119th August 1922RaleighOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1012
20th August 192229th September 1922Victory IIOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1012
30th September 192223rd November 1922Victory IIOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1012
24th November 19225th September 1924ExcellentOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1012
6th September 192418th February 1925BarhamOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1012
19th February 19256th May 1925BarhamStoker 2nd ClassADM362/63
7th May 19257th April 1927BarhamStoker 1st ClassADM362/63
8th April 192730th September 1929Egmont II (Reserve Minesweepers)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/63
1st October 192910th October 1929LowestoftStoker 1st ClassADM363/501
11th October 192928th April 1930Victory II - VIStoker 1st ClassADM363/501
29th April 193015th March 1931Victory II - IVStoker 1st ClassADM363/501
16th March 193130th August 1933HoodStoker 1st ClassADM363/501
31st August 193330th January 1935DolphinStoker 1st ClassADM363/501
31st January 193531st July 1936CyclopsStoker 1st ClassADM363/501
1st August 193618th January 1937Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/501
19th January 19374th March 1937Victory IIStewardADM363/501
5th March 193724th May 1937MalayaStewardADM363/501
25th May 193730th July 1937Victory IIStewardADM363/501
31st July 19372nd November 1937DryadStewardADM363/501
3rd November 19377th January 1938Victory IIStewardADM363/501
8th January 19381st December 1938CourageousStewardADM363/501
2nd December 19382nd January 1939Victory IIStewardADM363/501
3rd January 19398th April 1940ExcellentStewardADM363/501
9th April 19402nd July 1940Vernon (Hornet)StewardADM363/501
3rd July 194012th August 1940Victory IIStewardADM363/501
13th August 194024th May 1941HoodStewardADM363/501

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 1 of Panel 58.

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)