-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
George Fotheringham

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Date of birth: 12th February 1916
Place of birth: Thorne, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Robert and Eliza Fotheringham
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 1639
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

George was born on 12th February 1916, the second of ten children born to Robert and Eliza Fotheringham, of Thorne, Doncaster, Yorkshire. He joined the Marines in 1934 at age 18. Of the 7 years he served, the last 5 were in Hood. He was 25 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

212 Kings Squad. Passed for duty July 5th before H.R.H. Prince of Wales

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
George's brothers Eric and Les, sister Betty Lumley and brother-in-law F. Haines (photo, June 2001)