-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
Chainbar divider

In Remembrance of
Peter Simpson

Photo of Ordinary Seaman Peter Simpson, courtesy of Ian Devlin, April 2005
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 159308
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Peter was born on 31 March 1923, at Low Boreland, Kirkcudbright, Kircudbightshire, Scotland to parents George and Elizabeth Simpson. Peter's father was a Turbine driver at Tongland Power Station. Peter was the 2nd eldest of a family of six, Bessie, Jenny, Jackie, Mary and Sheena. The family lived for a short while at Tongland before moving to Greystone, 24, Millburn Street, Kirkcudbright. Peter attended the Johnstone School and Kirkcudbright Academy. On leaving school Peter worked as a message boy with A.D. Brown and Sons, Grocers.

He joined the Royal Navy in 1938. He was trained at H.M.S. Caledonia, Rosyth. Peter joined his first ship, H.M.S. Belfast, upon the outbreak of the Second World War. The Belfast was severely damaged by a German mine on 21 November 1939. This work necessitated a lengthy reconstruction, so most of the crew was reassigned. Peter was transferred to H.M.S. Hood. He remained with Hood until her loss.

Peter was 18 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information. If you have any additional details, please contact us.



Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 51, 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
Ian Devlin (information & photo, April 2005)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ