-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 30-Aug-2015

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
FRANK SNOWDEN POTTS

Photo of Writer Frank Snowden Potts, courtesy of Gillian Smith, June 2015

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Writer
Service Number: P/MX 67850
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Frank was born on 18 January 1920, the only son of Albert and Dorothy Potts, of Colwyn Road, West Hartlepool, County Durham. He was educated at West Hartlepool Secondary School where he became head boy. After school, he joined the staff of the Borough’s Treasurer’s Department of West Hartlepool Corporation. He was a keen sportsman and participated in swimming and rowing clubs. He also played rugby for the Secondary School Old Boys (for whose Association he also served as secretary).

Frank volunteered to joing the Navy shortly after the start of the Second World War. He served in the Home Guard whilst waiting to be called to Navy duty. He was 21 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
Gillian Smith (information derived from summer 1941 editions of The Hartlepool Mail, June 2015)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ