-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 Sylvester

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Date of birth: 29th December 1921
Place of birth: Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Telegraphist
Service Number: P/SSX 32417
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

James was born on 29th December 1921 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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)
Stuart Lynn (photo, January 2013)
His nephew, Steven Sylvester (photo, October 2013)