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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
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) (Stoker 1st Class)
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Biographical Information:

James was born on 23rd May 1920 in Upton-on-Severn, Worcester to Mr and Mrs R A Annis. The family actually lived at 11 Bunns Road, Barneshall, Worcester. Before joining the Navy James had worked for Heenan and 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, James had been in the Navy for two and a half years and it is understood that he was engaged to be married. His 21st birthday was the day before his loss.

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

James's name is in Column 3 of Panel 54.

Detail of James'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)
Article in Worcester Evening News & Times, 27 May 1941 (Paul Bevand)