-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 Henry Smith

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Date of birth: 23rd April 1902
Place of birth: Romsey, Hampshire, England
Parents: Matthew and Elizabeth Smith
Wife: Annie Smith
Previous occupation: Farm Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: P/J 91627
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 23rd April 1902 in Romsey, Hampshire to Matthew and Elizabeth Smith. He was the husband of Annie Smith, of Portchester, Hampshire. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
8th August 191827th February 1919ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/830
28th February 191916th April 1919ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/830
17th April 191913th September 1919PowerfulBoy 1st ClassADM188/830
14th September 191923rd September 1919Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/830
24th September 191922nd April 1920DauntlessBoy 1st ClassADM188/830
23rd April 192018th December 1920DauntlessOrdinary SeamanADM188/830
19th December 192020th January 1922DauntlessAble SeamanADM188/830
21st January 192224th February 1922Victory IAble SeamanADM188/830
25th February 19223rd April 1923Vernon (Tara)Able SeamanADM188/830
4th April 19236th July 1923ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/830
7th July 192330th August 1923Victory IAble SeamanADM188/830
31st August 192322nd December 1923Columbine (Bruce)Able SeamanADM188/830
23rd December 192331st December 1925Columbine (Somme)Able SeamanADM188/830
1st January 19265th April 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/830
6th April 19267th August 1928WarspiteAble SeamanADM188/830
8th August 192810th January 1929Victory IAble SeamanADM188/830
11th January 19295th March 1930ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/260
6th March 19303rd September 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/260
4th September 193021st February 1931CentaurAble SeamanADM363/260
22nd February 193118th August 1932CentaurActing Leading SeamanADM363/260
19th August 19321st September 1932Vernon (Winchester)Acting Leading SeamanADM363/260
2nd September 19324th January 1933ExcellentActing Leading SeamanADM363/260
5th January 19338th February 1933ChampionActing Leading SeamanADM363/260
9th February 193310th September 1934Tamar II (Wild Swan)Acting Leading SeamanADM363/260
11th September 193416th December 1934Tamar II (Wild Swan)Acting Petty OfficerADM363/260
17th December 193410th September 1935Tamar II (Delight)Acting Petty OfficerADM363/260
11th September 193510th December 1935Tamar II (Delight)Petty OfficerADM363/260
11th December 193518th February 1936Victory IPetty OfficerADM363/260
19th February 193626th March 1936Victory II (Iron Duke)Petty OfficerADM363/260
27th March 193627th May 1936ExcellentPetty OfficerADM363/260
28th May 19367th September 1936Victory IPetty OfficerADM363/260
8th September 193618th June 1940HoodPetty OfficerADM363/260
19th June 194024th May 1941HoodChief Petty OfficerADM363/260

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 1 of Panel 46.

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)