-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
John George Elliott

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Date of birth: 24th July 1905
Place of birth: Jarrow, County Durham, England
Wife: Hilda Elliott
Previous occupation: Miner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/KX 77235
Joined Hood First time: 10th March 1931 (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood First time: 25th September 1931 (Stoker 1st Class)
Joined Hood Second time: 10th June 1940 (Acting Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary))
Left Hood Second time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Stoker Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 24th July 1905 in Jarrow, County Durham. He was the husband of Hilda Elliott, of 20 Simonside View, Primrose, Jarrow. He joined the Navy circa 1931 and had served in submarines. He joined Hood roughly a year before her loss. He was 35 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
5th October 192626th May 1927Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/51
27th May 192710th August 1927Egmont IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/51
11th August 192716th October 1929Egmont II (Stuart)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/51
17th October 192931st October 1929Victory II- IVStoker 1st ClassADM363/577
1st November 192914th March 1930Victory II - VIStoker 1st ClassADM363/577
15th March 19309th March 1931Osprey (Torrid)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/577
10th March 193125th September 1931HoodStoker 1st ClassADM363/577
26th September 193111th November 1931Dolphin (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/577
12th November 193123rd November 1931Dolphin (L6)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/577
24th November 193121st January 1932Dolphin (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/577
22nd January 193211th January 1934Lucia (L21)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/577
12th January 19347th September 1934Dolphin (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/577
8th September 193430th September 1934Dolphin (L69)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/577
1st October 19344th January 1935Dolphin (L69)Acting Leading StokerADM363/577
5th January 19351st May 1935Dolphin (SC)Acting Leading StokerADM363/577
2nd May 193523rd June 1935Dolphin (Salmon)Acting Leading StokerADM363/577
24th June 193530th September 1935Cyclops (Salmon)Acting Leading StokerADM363/577
1st October 193530th September 1937Cyclops (Salmon)Leading StokerADM363/577
1st October 193731st March 1938DolphinLeading StokerADM363/577
1st April 193826th June 1939Dolphin (Seawolf)Leading StokerADM363/577
27th June 193914th July 1939DolphinLeading StokerADM363/577
15th July 193927th October 1939Victory IILeading StokerADM363/577
28th October 193931st December 1939CochraneLeading StokerADM363/577
1st January 194029th February 1940Beaver IILeading StokerADM363/577
1st March 19409th March 1940Beaver IIActing Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/577
10th March 19409th June 1940Victory IIActing Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/577
10th June 194030th June 1940HoodActing Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/577
1st July 19409th March 1941HoodActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/577
10th March 194124th May 1941HoodStoker Petty OfficerADM363/577

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)

John's name is in Column 1 of Panel 54.

Detail of John'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)
Irene Gray (photo & information taken from 31st May 1941 "Newcastle Evening Chronicle," July 2017)