-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
James Langley

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Date of birth: 22nd June 1913
Place of birth: Whitwood, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Tom Langley, and of Mary Ann Langley
Wife: Nellie Langley
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Coder
Service Number: P/JX 229372
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

James was born on 22nd June 1913 in Whitwood, Yorkshire to Tom and May Ann Langley. The family later lived in Darrington, Yorkshire. He was the husband of Nellie Langley. Together they lived in Pontefract.

James worked as a teacher at Broad Lane Junior Boys School in South Emsall before joining the Navy. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

James's name is in Column 1 of Panel 53.

Detail of James'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)
June Brook (photo & information, February 2011)