-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
Harry Leonard Shute

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Date of birth: 26th June 1901
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Henry and Agnes Shute
Wife: Rebecca Shute
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Cook (O)
Service Number: P/L 14362
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Leading Cook (O))
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Cook (O))
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Biographical Information:

Harry was born on 26th June 1901 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to parents Henry and Agnes Shute. He was the husband of Rebecca Shute, of East Wittering, Sussex. He was serving as a Cook (O) 2nd Class and was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
29th September 192131st December 1921Victory IIIAssistant CookADM188/1091
1st January 192228th May 1922Victory IIAssistant CookADM188/1091
29th May 19225th March 1923Victory IICookADM188/1091
6th March 192313th April 1923Victory IIOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1016
14th April 192311th December 1923ChampionOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1016
12th December 192318th December 1923Victory IIOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1016
19th December 192331st March 1924Heather (P38)Officers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1016
1st April 19245th January 1925Osprey (P38)Officers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1016
6th January 19254th February 1925Victory IIOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1016
5th February 19258th May 1925AgamemnonOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1016
9th May 192531st May 1925Victory IIOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1016
1st June 19251st September 1926Victory IIOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1016
2nd September 192613th May 1929RenownOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1016
14th May 192926th April 1932Victory II - IVOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/500
27th April 193210th June 1932Pembroke II (Vega)Officers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/500
11th June 193231st August 1934Victory II (Vega)Officers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/500
1st September 19346th October 1935St. VincentOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/500
7th October 193523rd September 1937DryadOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/500
24th September 193711th January 1938Vernon (Plover)Officers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/500
12th January 193810th January 1939Iron DukeOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/500
11th January 193913th January 1939Victory IIOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/500
14th January 193926th April 1939Excellent (Frobisher)Officers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/500
27th April 19391st June 1939Victory IIOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/500
2nd June 193924th May 1941HoodOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/500

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)

Harry's name is in Column 3 of Panel 57.

Detail of Harry'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)
Harry's niece, Mrs M.A. Matthews (photo, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1016)