-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 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
GEOFFREY HUGHES HARTMANN

Photo of Ordinary Coder Geoffrey Hughes Hartmann, courtesy of Tim Bethell, February 2008
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Coder
Service Number: P/JX 210241
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Geoffrey was born on 29 October 1920 in Retford, Nottinghamshire to Mr. and Mrs. K. Hartmann. He had a sister named Margaret. The family lived at 4 Carr Road, Retford.

Geoffrey went to the Wesleyan Primary School and the King Edward Grammar School, both in Retford.  In his spare time, he enjoyed playing tennis and walking his dog Tim, an Irish Terrier. He passed his City of Guild Correspondence course and his ambition was to be a “Town Clerk”.  He commenced his apprenticeship in Retford Town Hall before he volunteered for the military in October 1939. He wanted to join the Fleet Air Arm but was offered a position with the Royal Navy.

He enlisted at H.M.S. Royal Arthur, Skegness. His first ship was the Bulldog. His next posting was to Rosyth, Scotland and lastly to 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 53, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Ordinary Coder Geoffrey Hughes Hartmann, courtesy of Margaret Hartman, March 2013    Photo of Ordinary Coder Geoffrey Hughes Hartmann, courtesy of Margaret Hartman, March 2013
Above/Left- Geoffrey in uniform ; Above/Right- Geoffrey and his mother Mabel; Below- Geoffrey
Photo of Ordinary Coder Geoffrey Hughes Hartmann, courtesy of Margaret Hartman, March 2013
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Tim Bethell (photo, February 2008)
His sister, Margaret Hartman via Jane Morgan (photos & information, April 2013)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009