-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
Martin Dempsey

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Date of birth: 27th June 1916
Place of birth: Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Austin and Emily Dempsey
Wife: Louie Dempsey
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 172622
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Martin was born on 27th June 1916 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire to Austin and Emily Dempsey. He was the husband of Louie Dempsey, of Hammersmith, London. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Martin (far left) and two mates

Martin (with oilskins) and several shipmates aboard Hood. They are seated on a bollard on the starboard side of the focsle, directly adjacent to the base of the forward superstructure. Sadly, we believe that nearly every man shown here was lost with the ship.


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 47, Column 3

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Martin's daughter Jean Cahill (photo, 2001)