-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
Albert Frederick George Assirati

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Date of birth: 22nd March 1894
Place of birth: Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex, England
Wife: Beatrice Abley
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/K 14731
Joined Hood: 3rd June 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

"George" as he was known to his family and friends, was born in Clerkenwell, London on 22nd March 1894. His parents had come to England from Italy shortly before he was born. He was the youngest of 18 children. Of these, 7 (6 boys and 1 girl) reached maturity. He worked as a lift attendant prior to joining the military.

George joined the Navy on 23rd April 1912. His naval service saw him stationed in many places, to include fleet duty in China. Among his key appointments were ships/establishments like Victory II, Renown, Hindustan (where he was promoted to Stoker 1st Class in 1913 and then Leading Stoker in 1916), Pekin (where he was promoted to Stoker Petty Officer in 1918), Carlisle, Barham, Centurion, Dartmouth, Nelson, Osprey, Coventry and Excellent .

After serving 21 years in the navy, George retired to civilian life in London. He rejoined the navy following the outbreak of the Second World War. He was subsequently trained at H.M.S. Vernon with time spent at Victory II and Victory III. He was posted to his final ship, Hood, in June 1940.

George was married three years later in 1914. He and his wife Beatrice ultimately had two sons and four daughters. At George's request, some of his children later assumed their mother's maiden name, Abley. George was 47 years old at the time of his loss.






History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
23rd April 191222nd June 1912Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/896
23rd June 19123rd August 1912RenownStoker 2nd ClassADM188/896
4th August 191219th October 1912Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/896
20th October 191221st March 1913HindustanStoker 2nd ClassADM188/896
22nd March 191311th October 1916HindustanStoker 1st ClassADM188/896
12th October 191619th December 1916HindustanActing Leading StokerADM188/896
20th December 19165th January 1917Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM188/896
6th January 191731st March 1917HindustanActing Leading StokerADM188/896
1st April 191711th April 1917Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM188/896
12th April 191714th May 1917Victory IILeading StokerADM188/896
15th May 191710th February 1918HindustanLeading StokerADM188/896
11th February 191820th May 1918Victory IILeading StokerADM188/896
21st May 191831st October 1918Pekin (Clonmel)Leading StokerADM188/896
1st November 19188th January 1919Pekin (Clonmel)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/896
9th January 191927th February 1919Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/896
28th February 191931st December 1920CarlisleStoker Petty OfficerADM188/896
1st January 19213rd January 1923Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/896
4th January 192311th November 1925BarhamStoker Petty OfficerADM188/896
12th November 192530th November 1925Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/896
1st December 19258th April 1926CenturionStoker Petty OfficerADM188/896
9th April 192631st March 1927Weymouth ( ? )Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/896
1st April 192730th June 1927Dartmouth ( ? )Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/896
1st July 192714th August 1927Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/896
15th August 192731st December 1929NelsonStoker Petty OfficerADM188/896
1st January 19302nd January 1930Victory 2-5Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/19
3rd January 193031st March 1931Osprey P.59Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/19
1st April 193119th December 1932CoventryStoker Petty OfficerADM363/19
20th December 19321st January 1933Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/19
2nd January 193322nd April 1934Excellent (Tedworth)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/19
24th August 193931st October 1939Vernon (Skate)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/19
1st November 193911th May 1940Victory III (Skate)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/19
12th May 19402nd June 1940Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/19
3rd June 194024th May 1941HoodStoker Petty OfficerADM363/19



Additional Photos



George in China, 1920




George and Beatrice shortly before his death





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 53, Column 3






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His granddaughter, Jane Tucker (Photo & Information, January 2004)
Service Record (ADM188/896, The National Archives)
Eileen Christie (transcription of service record), June 2020
Service Record: ADM188/896 and ADM363/19 The National Archives / Ancestry