-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

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
GEOFFREY CHARLES POPE

Photo of Supply Chief Petty Officer Geoffrey Charles Pope, courtesy of his daughter, Jane McAllen, 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Supply Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: P/M 32985
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Geoffrey was born on 14 July 1900 in Hoyland, Yorkshire. He was fondly remembered in the Portsmouth Evening News in 1941 as "a most resourceful and knowledgeable man, and seldom did he fail to find us the fresh provisions at the most unlikely spots." Actor Jon Pertwee (of "Doctor Who" fame) also remembered him fondly as a close friend during his time in Hood.

Geoffrey was 40 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 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
Portsmouth Evening News, May 1941
"Moon Boots and Dinner Suits" by Jon Pertwee, 1984
Geoffrey's daughter, Jane McAllen (photo, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1083)