-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
Sidney James Cope

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Date of birth: 26th September 1895
Place of birth: West Ham, Essex, England
Parents: James and Kate Cope
Wife: Winifred Cope
Previous occupation: Clerk
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Commissioned Gunner
Service Number: J22158
Joined Hood: 27th March 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Commissioned Gunner (T))
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Biographical Information:

Sidney was the husband of Winifred Cope, of Portchester, Hampshire. He was the son of James and Kate Cope. He was 45 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
22nd January 19134th April 1913Vivid IBoy 2nd ClassADM188/691
5th April 191312th September 1913Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/691
13th September 191325th September 1913FormidableBoy 1st ClassADM188/691
26th September 191327th March 1914FormidableOrdinary SeamanADM188/691
28th March 19146th April 1914Pembroke IOrdinary SeamanADM188/691
7th April 19141st May 1914St. GeorgeOrdinary SeamanADM188/691
2nd May 191431st December 1914St. GeorgeAble SeamanADM188/691
1st January 19158th February 1915Pembroke IAble SeamanADM188/691
9th February 191514th October 1918HerculesAble SeamanADM188/691
15th October 191830th March 1919HerculesLeading SeamanADM188/691
31st March 191930th August 1919PembrokeLeading SeamanADM188/691
31st August 191931st October 1920HawkinsLeading SeamanADM188/691
1st November 192021st April 1921HawkinsPetty OfficerADM188/691
22nd April 19219th September 1921Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/691
10th September 192131st March 1922ActaeonPetty OfficerADM188/691
1st April 19221st June 1922VernonPetty OfficerADM188/691
2nd June 192210th August 1922Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/691
11th August 192212th February 1923BlenheimPetty OfficerADM188/691
13th February 19237th October 1923Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/691
8th October 192331st March 1924Diligence (Vemonous)Petty OfficerADM188/691
1st April 192429th October 1925sandhurst (Venomous)Petty OfficerADM188/691
30th October 192518th November 1925BenbowPetty OfficerADM188/691
19th November 19258th July 1926Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/691
9th July 19267th September 1926Ajax (Castor)Petty OfficerADM188/691
8th September 192622nd October 1926Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/691
23rd October 192631st March 1928VernonPetty OfficerADM188/691
1st April 1928Not recordedVernon
Gunner (T)ADM196/161
16th April 19286th July 1928Vernon
additional for
developmental course R.N. Barracks followed by (N) Course at (N) school
Gunner (T)ADM196/161
27th August 1928Not recordedRoyal Oak
additional as qualified Gunner (T) on joining
Gunner (T)ADM196/161
1929Not recordedRoyal Oak
as 2nd Gunner (T) on recommissioning
Gunner (T)ADM196/161
18th March 1931Not recordedBrokeGunner (T)ADM196/161
31st August 1931Not recordedVortigernGunner (T)ADM196/161
193325th April 1933Vortigern
on recommissioning
Gunner (T)ADM196/161
6th June 19333rd October 1934Vernon (Winchester)
additional for Winchester
vice Guthrie
Gunner (T)ADM196/161
8th October 1934Not recordedVernon
additional for
Mark XI Torpedo Course & T.S.D.S. Course
Gunner (T)ADM196/161
23rd October 1934Not recordedVictory (Forester)
additional for Forester & Duty C.S.C.B.S. & Forester on commissioning & for trials & service
Gunner (T)ADM196/161
193623rd November 1936Forester
on recommissioning
Gunner (T)ADM196/161
18th February 19376th July 1937Victory (Ilex)
additional for Ilex & for duty C.S.C.B.S.
Gunner (T)ADM196/161
7th July 193731st March 1938Ilex
on commissioning for trials and service
Gunner (T)ADM196/161
1st April 1938February 1940Ilex
[on promotion]
Commissioned Gunner (T)ADM196/161
27th March 194024th May 1941HoodCommissioned Gunner (T)ADM196/161

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)

Sidney's name is in Column 3 of Panel 45.

Detail of Sidney'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)
Navy Lists