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In Remembrance of
Norris Henry Hoare

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Date of birth: July 1912
Place of birth: Whipton, Exeter, Devon, England
Parents: Henry and Elizabeth Hoare
Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Paymaster Lieutenant
Joined Hood: About May 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Lieutenant (S))
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Biographical Information:

"Norrie" as he was known, was born in July 1912 the only son of Henry and Elizabeth Hoare, of Whipton, Exeter. He was educated at Hele's School, Exeter.

He was a member of the Institute of Bankers. He worked at Launceston, Sturminster Newton, Frome and Ilfracombe and lastly at the Newton Abbot branch of Lloyds Bank. He was well liked and was known for organizing amateur theatricals. He was also well known in tennis, hockey and cricket circles.

Norrie was called up for service just before the outbreak of the Second World War. He is known to have seen service in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean prior to joining Hood in May 1941. before his naval service. He was 28 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Norris's name is in Column 3 of Panel 60.

Detail of Norris's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "The Devon & Exeter Gazette" 7th June 1941; provided February 2018)
David McNay (photo & information, September 2017)