-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 WILLIAM ROWNTREE

Photo of Stoker 1st Class George William Rowntree, courtesy of Geoff Clark, May 2003
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 100456
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: George was born on 09 June 1921 in North Shields, Northumberland to George and Isabella Rowntree. The family later lived in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. He attended Newport school and served his apprenticeship in the joinery trade.

He entered the Navy in early 1940 and was ultimately posted to Hood along with his very close friend Norman Hartley. George was 19 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 55, Column 3 (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
Geoff Clark (photo & information, May 2003)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ