-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 18-Dec-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
HENRY GORDON HALL

Photo of Able Seaman Henry Gordon Hall, courtesy of his granddaughter, Jo Howe, August 2013

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 76057
Date Joined Hood: 11 August 1938
Biographical Information: Henry was born on 08 July 1900 at White House Farm, South Hawley, Farnborough, Hampshire. His mother was Emily Hall. He was raised by his grandparents Samuel and Harriet Hall. He worked as a sawyer before entering the Boys service in August 1917.

He served in the following establishments and ships during his two terms of service:

H.M.S. Dido (10.17 – 07.18), H.M.S. Skilful (07.18 – 12.20), Barracks (1920 – 1921), H.M.S. Foxglove (1921 – 1924), H.M.S. Excellent Gunnery School (05.24 – 10.25), Dockyard (10.25 – 05.26), H.M.S. Westminster (05.26 – 12.28), H.M.S. Excellent for 3 months, H.M.S. Warspite (10.30 – 01.33), H.M.S. Victory (1933), H.M.S. Winchester (04.33 – 04.34), H.M.S. London (04.34 – 12.36), H.M.S. Repulse (11.37 – 08.38), and lastly H.M.S. Hood  11.08.38 - 24.05.41.

In July 1940, whilst assigned to Hood, he was awarded a pension for 22 years continuous service but when given the option of being discharged, he chose to continue his service. Henry received three good conduct badges, and his character was recorded as very good throughout his service. He received a long service medal; good conduct medal; 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star and War Medal.

Henry was married to Georgina Hall (nee Gould).  Together they had three children, Gordon, Peter and Patricia. Henry was 40 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 48, 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
Jo Howe (information and photo, August 2013)
The National Archives (ADM 188/799)