-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 21-Jun-2010

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
JOSEPH SYDNEY HELLENS

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Service Number: P/MX 60193
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Joe as he was known, was born on 12 May 1911 in South Shields, County Durham. He was the youngest of six children born to Joseph and Mary Hellens. His siblings were (from eldest to youngest) Margaret, Charles, Frank, Grace and Mary. Charles would later be lost in action during the Second World War.

The family relocated to Liverpool from Jarrow shortly after Joe's birth. His father worked in Liverpool as a dock worker. He retired between the wars but came out of retirement during the Second World War.

Joe married Veronic Morley in West Derby, Liverpool in 1932. Together they had three children, Joseph, Constance and Barry. He was 30 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 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
The National Archives (ADM 101/565)
Stef Coatzee (information, June 2010)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009