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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 Rance

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Date of birth: 12th April 1892
Place of birth: Barkham, Berkshire, England
Parents: John and Mary Rance
Wife: Edith Rance
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/K 87029
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 12th April 1892 in Barkham, Berkshire to John and Mary Rance. He was the husband of Edith Rance, of Nottingham, Kent. He was 49 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
25th July 191210th August 1912Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/897
11th August 191228th September 1912RenownStoker 2nd ClassADM188/897
29th September 191221st November 1912Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/897
22nd November 19128th April 1913GraftonStoker 2nd ClassADM188/897
9th April 191321st July 1913CochraneStoker 2nd ClassADM188/897
22nd July 191322nd April 1917CochraneStoker 1st ClassADM188/897
23rd April 191722nd October 1917CochraneActing Leading StokerADM188/897
23rd October 191717th November 1918CochraneLeading StokerADM188/897
18th November 19189th January 1919Victory IILeading StokerADM188/897
10th January 191922nd February 1919Victory X (P31)Leading StokerADM188/897
23rd February 191930th September 1919Gibraltar (SC)Leading StokerADM188/897
1st October 191931st October 1919Sandhurst (SC)Leading StokerADM188/897
1st November 191931st December 1919Greenwich (SC)Leading StokerADM188/897
1st January 192022nd March 1920Dido (SC)Leading StokerADM188/897
23rd March 19208th May 1920Victory IILeading StokerADM188/897
9th May 19201st March 1921GnatLeading StokerADM188/897
2nd March 192131st March 1921KinshaLeading StokerADM188/897
1st April 19218th August 1923TealLeading StokerADM188/897
9th August 19238th August 1923Victory IILeading StokerADM188/897
9th August 19239th February 1924YarmouthLeading StokerADM188/897
10th February 192412th June 1925Victory XI (Sherborne)Leading StokerADM188/897
30th May 19255th June 1928Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/897
13th June 19257th July 1925Victory IILeading StokerADM188/897
8th July 192529th June 1926Osprey (Retriever)Leading StokerADM188/897
30th June 192629th May 1925Iron DukeLeading StokerADM188/897
6th June 192814th October 1935Victory IILeading StokerADM188/897
15th October 193522nd May 1941Re-entered as Leading Stoker (Pensioner)Leading StokerADM363/20
Unknkown24th May 1941HoodLeading Stoker

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)