-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
Sydney James Choules

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Date of birth: 21st May 1903
Place of birth: Reading, Berkshire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: P/J 94291
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)








Biographical Information:

Sydney was born on 21st May 1903 in Reading, Berkshire. He was a highly respected leader. He was fondly remembered in the Portsmouth Evening News in May 1941 as "a tower of strength; nothing daunted him and he had that happy knack of always thinking ahead of the clock. He was an inspiring example to the young seamen in the ship and to the service to which he belonged."

Sydney was 38 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 46, Column 1






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
The National Archives (ADM 188/835)
Portsmouth Evening News, May 1941
Chris & Linda Herbert (photo, April 2006)