-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
James Edward Annis

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Date of birth: 23rd May 1920
Place of birth: Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England
Parents: Mr & Mrs RA Annis
Previous occupation: Engineering company worker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 98129
Joined Hood: 1939/1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

James was born on 23rd May 1920 in Upton-on-Severn, Worcester to Mr and Mrs RA Annis. The family actually lived at 11 Bunns Road, Barneshall, Worcester. Before joining the Navy James had worked for Heenan & Froude, a local engineering company. He was a keen footballer and played in goal for the local Catholic Club. James's last visit to his family was in January 1941. By the time of Hood's loss, he had been in the Navy for two and a half years. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 54, 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)
Article in Worcester Evening News & Times, 27 May 1941 (Paul Bevand)