-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

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In Remembrance of
JOHN WILLIAM HAWTHORNE

Photo of Petty Officer Cook (O) John William Hawthorne, courtesy of his great-granddaughter, Sarah Carey, November 2010

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer Cook (O)
Service Number: P/L 12683
Date Joined Hood: 02 June 1939
Biographical Information: John was born on 11 January 1902 in Farnborough, Hampshire to John and Phoebe Hawthorne. Sadly, his mother died of cancer when he was only a few weeks old. John married Kate Cooper and together they had 7 children- Winifred, Alfred, Ethel, Violet, George, Margaret and John. His sons Alfred and John also went on to serve in the Navy.

John joined the Navy in August 1919 and was assigned to H.M.S. Victory (which he would later be assigned to another 14 times). During his career he also served in the following ships/establishments: H.M.S. Dryad, H.M.S. Caledon, H.M.S. Curacoa, H.M.S. Serapis, H.M.S.
Effingham, H.M.S. Chatham, H.M.S. Iron Duke, H.M.S. Excellent, H.M.S. Dartmouth, H.M.S. Cardiff, H.M.S. Curlew, H.M.S. Pembroke, H.M.S. Resource, H.M.S. Concord, H.M.S. Constance, H.M.S. Courageous, H.M.S. Campbell, H.M.S. Vernon, H.M.S. Halcyon, H.M.S.
Ark Royal and lastly H.M.S. Hood which he joined on 2nd June 1939. John's sons Alfred (Alfie) and John also went on to serve in the Navy.

John was 39 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Petty Officer Cook (O) John William Hawthorne, courtesy of his great-granddaughter, Sarah Carey, November 2010
Above- John, Kate and three of their children (L-R: Winifred, Ethel and Alfie)
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives (ADM 188/1013)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009
His great-granddaughter, Sarah Carey (photo and information, November 2010)