-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
MARTIN DEMPSEY

Photo of Able Seaman Martin Dempsey, courtesy of his daughter, Jean Cahill, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 172622
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Martin was born on 27 June 1916 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire to Austin and Emily Dempsey. He was the husband of Louie Dempsey, of Hammersmith, London. He was 24 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 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Additional Photographs
Photo of Able Seaman Martin Dempsey, courtesy of his daughter, Jean Cahill, 2001
Above- Martin (far left) and two mates

Photo of Able Seaman Martin Dempsey, courtesy of his daughter, Jean Cahill, 2001
Above- Martin (with oilskins) and several shipmates aboard Hood. They are seated on a bollard on the starboard side of the focsle, directly adjacent to the base of the forward superstructure. Sadly, we believe that nearly every man shown here was lost with the ship.


Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Martin's daughter Jean Cahill (photo, 2001)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)