-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
LAURENCE CRUMPTON

Photo of Leading Stoker Laurence Crumpton, courtesy of his nephew, Ed Curtis, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/KX 91329
Date Joined Hood: Sometime in 1937
Biographical Information: "Lorrie", as he was known to his family and friends, was born on 24 September 1912 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire to Henry Crumpton and Mary Ann Curtis. He was the husband of Marjorie Crumpton, of Broadwaters, Kidderminster.

Lorrie was known to have spent some time in Canada as a lad. During that timeframe he was known to have used the surname "Curtis". He was known as an accomplished sportsman. He was 28 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 2 (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
His nephew, Ed Curtis (photo & information, October 2001)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)