-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
CYRIL KEMP BELL

No photos of this individual are available
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Signalman
Service Number: P/JX 216464
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Cyril was born on 29 March 1922 to parents John and Edith Bell of Bardney, Lincolnshire. Prior to joining the Royal Navy, Cyril worked as a Claims Inspector for the Liverpool and London and Gote Insurance Company. He was also an active member of the Lincoln Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Cyril was a keen sportsman and served in several clubs: He acted as secretary of the local Billiards club, was chairman of the local Cricket club, and his sportsmanlike actions on the field were an inspiration to all. His services were sought by several clubs in the county.

Cyril was 30 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 52, 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
Steven Vernon (information, December 2002)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)