-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
John William Payne

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Date of birth: 10th July 1905
Place of birth: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Parents: John and Ann Payne
Wife: Phoebe Payne
Previous occupation: Coal Miner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/K 64044
Joined Hood: 29th April 1941 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 10th July 1905 in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafforshire to John and Ann Payne. He had a twin brother named George. Both brothers went on to serve in the Royal Navy.

He was the husband of Phoebe Payne, of Gosport, Hampshire. Together they had two children. He was 35 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
24th May 19245th December 1924Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/30
6th December 192431st March 1925Columbine (Valorous)Stoker 2nd ClassADM362/30
1st April 192522nd April 1925CardiffStoker 2nd ClassADM362/30
23rd April 192515th August 1925CardiffStoker 1st ClassADM362/30
16th August 19255th January 1927Iron DukeStoker 1st ClassADM362/30
6th January 192718th January 1927Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM362/30
19th January 192731st March 1927Victory II (Tilbury, Trusty, Torbay)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/30
1st April 192730th June 1927Victory II (Torbay, Trusty, Trojan)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/30
1st July 19275th October 1927Victory II (Trusty)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/30
6th October 192731st August 1928GreenwichStoker 1st ClassADM362/30
1st September 192831st December 1928Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM362/30
1st January 19292nd February 1929FuriousStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
3rd February 19291st August 1930Furious (F.A.A.)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
2nd August 193012th October 1930Victory II - VIStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
13th October 193023rd May 1932Osprey (Rowenna)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
24th May 193218th September 1934ResourceStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
19th September 193412th November 1934Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
13th November 19346th December 1934Victory II (Enchantress)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
7th December 193425th January 1935Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
26th January 193529th April 1935Vernon (Winchester)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
30th April 193531st October 1935Victory II (Esk)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
1st November 193514th March 1936St. Angelo II (Esk)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
15th March 19367th September 1936Victory II (Esk)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
8th September 193615th November 1936Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
16th November 193626th February 1937Excellent (St. Martin)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
27th February 19376th July 1937Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
7th July 193715th November 1937Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/226
16th November 19376th July 1938BirminghamActing Leading StokerADM363/226
7th July 19385th January 1939BirminghamLeading StokerADM363/226
6th January 193917th November 1939SuffolkLeading StokerADM363/226
18th November 193930th January 1940Victory IILeading StokerADM363/226
31st January 19409th February 1941Victory III (Arrow)Leading StokerADM363/226
10th February 194128th April 1941Victory IILeading StokerADM363/226
29th April 194124th May 1941HoodLeading StokerADM363/226

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)

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

Detail of John'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)
John's son, David Payne (photo, 2001)
Geoffrey Mayer (information from the Staffordshire Evening Sentinel, May 2012)