-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
GEORGE EDWARD MILLS OWENS

Photo of Lieutenant-Commander George Edward Mills Owens, courtesy of his great-niece, Emma Hopkins, April 2008

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant-Commander
Date Joined Hood: 12 August 1939
Biographical Information: George was born on 25 August 1908, the middle child of five children. He and his siblings were orphaned at a young age and subsequently split up. George and two older siblings was raised by an uncle in Rhyl, north Wales. He was not happy there so he left to join the Merchant Navy as a Boy Seaman.

George joined the Royal Naval Reserve in February 1933. He was promoted to Sub-Lieutenant in Juune 1937 and to Lieutenant in December of that year.

He transferred to the Royal Navy on 15 August 1938 from the RNR supplementary list. His rank at the time was Probationary Lieutenant. He was promoted to Acting Lieutenant in May 1939 and to Lieutenant in September 1940. His last promotion, to Lieutenant-Commander came in March 1941. He is known to have been engaged to be married. He served as the Secretary to Vice-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron, Lancelot Holland, at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 45, 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
ADM 101/565
His great niece, Emma Hopkins (photo & information, April 2008 & January 2010)