-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
George Holmes

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Date of birth: 13th March 1907
Place of birth: Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, England
Parents: Frank and Florence Holmes
Previous occupation: Hawker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/K 65845
Joined Hood: 26th February 1941 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

George was born on 13th March 1907 in Drury Lane, London to Frank and Florence Holmes. He was serving as an Acting Leading Stoker (Temporary) and was 34 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
24th March 192521st August 1925Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/63
22nd August 192529th November 1925AgamemnonStoker 2nd ClassADM362/63
30th November 19256th January 1926Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/63
7th January 192628th February 1926Columbine (Vortigern)Stoker 2nd ClassADM362/63
1st March 192616th April 1926Columbine (Vortigern)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/63
17th April 192622nd April 1926Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM362/63
23rd April 192614th October 1926Victory XI (Newark)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/63
15th October 192631st October 1926Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM362/63
1st November 192621st March 1927Victory XI (Burslem)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/63
22nd March 19271st May 1929Victory XI (Selkirk)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/63
2nd May 192911th March 1930Victory II - VIStoker 1st ClassADM363/101
12th March 193016th June 1931VernonStoker 1st ClassADM363/101
17th June 193116th April 1934LondonStoker 1st ClassADM363/101
17th April 193414th May 1935Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/101
15th May 193529th December 1937MilfordStoker 1st ClassADM363/101
30th December 193729th April 1938Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/101
30th April 19382nd September 1938DurbanStoker 1st ClassADM363/101
3rd September 193831st December 1938Courageous (Wren)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/101
1st January 193927th April 1939Ark Royal (Wren)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/101
28th April 193924th August 1939Ark Royal (Boreas)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/101
25th August 193930th August 1939Victory II (Boreas)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/101
31st August 19396th December 1940RamilliesStoker 1st ClassADM363/101
7th December 194031st December 1940RamilliesLeading Stoker (Temporary)ADM363/101
1st January 194125th February 1941Victory IILeading Stoker (Temporary)ADM363/101
26th February 194124th May 1941HoodLeading Stoker (Temporary)ADM363/101

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

George's name is in Column 2 of Panel 54.

Detail of George'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)