-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

Updated 06-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
JOHN HENRY ATKINSON

Photo of Able Seaman John Henry Atkinson, courtesy of Barbara Weston, April 2004
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 28511
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: John born on 22 November 1920 in Belper, Derbyshire to parents Richard and Lydia Atkinson. The family lived in Riddings. He as educated at St John's School, Ripley and at Somercotes Central School. Following school, he worked at Swanwick Colleries. John entered the Navy in 1939 and Hood is believed to be his only ship. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 47, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Barbara Weston (photo & information, April 2004)
Belper News, 6 June 1941 edition
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)