-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
Ernest John Hope

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Date of birth: 24th February 1902
Place of birth: Winchfield, Hampshire, England
Parents: Albert and Emily Hope
Wife: Gwendoline Hope
Previous occupation: Gardener
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/K 58984
Joined Hood: 2nd September 1940 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

Ernie, as he was known, was born on 24th February 1902 in Winchfield, Hampshire to Albert and Emily Hope. He was the husband of Gwendoline Hope, of Eversley, Hampshire. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
7th September 19204th January 1921Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/978
5th January 19214th October 1921ArgusStoker 2nd ClassADM188/978
5th October 192122nd January 1924ArgusStoker 1st ClassADM188/978
23rd January 192423rd January 1924ArgusActing Leading StokerADM188/978
24th January 19241st February 1924Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM188/978
2nd February 192415th May 1924FisgardActing Leading StokerADM188/978
16th May 192431st May 1924FisgardLeading StokerADM188/978
1st June 192411th August 1924Victory IILeading StokerADM188/978
12th August 19248th September 1925DolphinLeading StokerADM188/978
9th September 192531st October 1925Sandhurst (Whitehall)Leading StokerADM188/978
1st November 192515th March 1926Egmont II (Whitehall)Leading StokerADM188/978
16th March 192626th April 1926Victory II (Whitehall)Leading StokerADM188/978
27th April 192630th June 1928Egmont II (Whitehall)Leading StokerADM188/978
1st July 192820th August 1928Victory II (Whitehall)Leading StokerADM188/978
21st August 19285th October 1928Victory IILeading StokerADM188/978
6th October 192810th July 1929Fisgard (Tyrant)Leading StokerADM188/978
11th July 19293rd September 1929Pembroke II - IV (Curacoa)Leading StokerADM363/483
4th September 192913th February 1932CuracoaLeading StokerADM363/483
14th February 19325th September 1932Victory IILeading StokerADM363/483
6th September 193227th September 1938Shore CS Expired. Joined R.F.R.Leading StokerADM363/483
28th September 19385th October 1938Victory II (i) MobilisedLeading StokerADM363/483
23rd August 193931st October 1939Victory II (Antelope)Leading StokerADM363/483
1st November 193928th November 1939Drake IVLeading StokerADM363/483
29th November 193930th November 1939Victory IILeading StokerADM363/483
1st December 193915th July 1940BerwickLeading StokerADM363/483
16th July 19401st September 1940Victory IILeading StokerADM363/483
2nd September 194024th May 1941HoodLeading StokerADM363/483

Additional Photos

Ernie and Gwen

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)

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

Detail of Ernest'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)
Tony Sumner (photos & information, February 2011)