-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-Mar-2018

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Lieutenant (S) Norris Henry Hoare, courtesy of David McNay, September 2017

Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Lieutenant (S)
Date Joined Hood: Circa May 1941
Biographical Information: "Norrie" as he was known, was the only son of Henry and Elizabeth Hoare, of Whipton, Exeter. He was educated at Hele's School, Exeter.

He was a member of the Institute of Bankers. He worked at Launceston, Sturminster Newton, Frome and Ilfracombe and lastly at the Newton Abbot branch of Lloyds Bank. He was well liked and was known for organizing amateur theatricals. He was also well known in tennis, hockey and cricket circles.

Norrie was called up for service just before the outbreak of the Second World War. He is known to have seen service in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean prior to joining Hood in May 1941. before his naval service. He was 28 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 60, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Lieutenant (S) Norris Henry Hoare, courtesy of Mary Mckeown, February 2018
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
David McNay (photo & information, September 2017)
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the"The Devon & Exeter Gazette," 7th June 1941; provided February 2018)