-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
George Edward Thorpe

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Date of birth: 8th December 1915
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Arthur and Florence Thorpe
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/KX 84471
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Teddy" as he was known, was born on 8th December 1915. He was one of five sons born to Arthur and Florence Thorpe, of Portsmouth, Hampshire. Teddy and his brothers all served during World War Two. His brothers, (two in the Army and two in the Navy) all survived the war.

Teddy was 25 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

George's name is in Column 3 of Panel 54.

Detail of George'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)
His niece, Jan Radcliffe (photo, March 2008)