-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
George Walker Cooper

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Date of birth: 19th September 1912
Place of birth: Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Parents: George and Mary Cooper
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Coder
Service Number: P/JX 251213
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

George was born on 19th September 1912 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy to George and Mary Cooper. The family later lived in West Norwood, Surrey. He is known to have a brother named Paul. He was a devout Roman Catholic.

George was a gregarious and happy fellow who was described as popular, arty, and who loved the high life. He was extremely interested in the theatre and everything involved with casting, writing and creating costumes and sets for plays. He attended plays regularly in the west end and may have been involved with some drama companies.

George wrote and designed the sets for his own play known as "First Love, Last Love." The draft still survives, though its not known if he ever submitted it for production consideration. He was 28 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 53, 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)
Frances Barrett (photos & information, July 2017)