-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
John Anderson

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Date of birth: 23rd May 1890
Place of birth: Hartlepool, County Durham, England
Parents: James & Isabela Anderson
Previous occupation: Millwright
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Engine Room Artificer
Service Number: P/M 5709
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

John was born on 23rd May 1890 to parents James and Isabela Anderson, of Hartlepool, County Durham. John is known to have had two sisters, Jessie and Martha, and a brother named Simpson. The family initially lived at 18 Cleveland Roadbut later relocated to 16 Bell Street following the death of the father, James.

In 1901, John was working as a Millwright. He joined the Navy on 10th February 1913. He went on to serve in several ships, the final of which was Hood. He was 51 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 53, Column 1

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)
Service Record ADM188 (Ancestry)
Gillian Smith (information derived from summer 1941 editions of The Hartlepool Mail, June 2015)