-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 17-Jul-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Stoker 1st Class George Hamilton Banks courtesy of his niece, Sheila Slack, July 2014

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 100460
Date Joined Hood: 29 April 1940
Biographical Information: George was born 08 July 1920 to Sydney and Eliza Banks, of Eagle Road, Guildford, Surrey. He had an older brother named Jack.

George worked as lorry driver in Marine Salvage prior to joining the Navy on 19 December 1939. After joining, he served at at H.M.S. Victory barracks, and then in Hood.

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 54, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Guildford Castle
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His niece, Sheila Slack (photo & information, July 2014)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)