-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 Herbert Knight Carn

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Date of birth: 18th July 1901
Place of birth: Chichester, Sussex, England
Parents: George and Mary Carn
Wife: Elizabeth Carn
Previous occupation: Baker's Assistant
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Yeoman of Signals
Service Number: P/J 73437
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Yeoman of Signals)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Yeoman of Signals)
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Biographical Information:

George was born on 18th July 1901 in Chichester, Sussex to parents George and Mary Carn. He was the husband of Elizabeth Carn, of Worthing, Sussex. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
13th July 191719th October 1917ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/793
20th October 191711th December 1917GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/793
12th December 19175th April 1918GangesBoy SignalmanADM188/793
6th April 191817th July 1919Queen ElizabethBoy SignalmanADM188/793
18th July 191919th October 1919Queen ElizabethOrdinary SignalmanADM188/793
20th October 19195th April 1920Victory IOrdinary SignalmanADM188/793
6th April 192017th October 1920Birmingham Ordinary SignalmanADM188/793
18th October 19204th November 1920Birmingham SignalmanADM188/793
5th November 192025th January 1921AfrikanderSignalmanADM188/793
26th January 192129th April 1921Birmingham SignalmanADM188/793
30th April 192129th July 1921LowestoftSignalmanADM188/793
30th July 19212nd March 1923SouthamptonSignalmanADM188/793
3rd March 19234th May 1923Birmingham SignalmanADM188/793
5th May 192320th November 1923Victory ISignalmanADM188/793
21st November 192331st December 1923Vernon (? )SignalmanADM188/793
1st January 19246th June 1924Vernon (? )SignalmanADM188/793
7th June 19245th September 1924Victory ISignalmanADM188/793
6th September 192424th August 1926MalayaSignalmanADM188/793
25th August 192617th December 1926Victory ISignalmanADM188/793
18th December 19263rd May 1927Vernon (Tara)SignalmanADM188/793
4th May 19278th May 1927Victory ISignalmanADM188/793
9th May 192731st March 1928Columbine (Amazon)SignalmanADM188/793
1st April 192815th October 1928Victory II (Amazon)SignalmanADM188/793
16th October 192810th March 1929Constance (Urchin) SignalmanADM188/793
11th March 192921st March 1929Victory I - 2SignalmanADM363/305
22nd March 192918th October 1931SandwichSignalmanADM363/305
19th October 193111th December 1931VindictiveSignalmanADM363/305
12th December 193118th March 1932Victory ISignalmanADM363/305
19th March 193222nd April 1932Frobisher (Centurion)SignalmanADM363/305
23rd April 193217th June 1932Victory ISignalmanADM363/305
18th June 19326th September 1932Vernon (Winchester)SignalmanADM363/305
7th September 193218th April 1933Iron DukeSignalmanADM363/305
19th April 193320th June 1933Victory ISignalmanADM363/305
21st June 193330th June 1934PenzanceSignalmanADM363/305
1st July 193413th August 1934PenzanceActing Leading SignalmanADM363/305
14th August 193430th June 1935LondonActing Leading SignalmanADM363/305
1st July 193524th October 1935LondonLeading SignalmanADM363/305
25th October 193513th February 1936Victory ILeading SignalmanADM363/305
14th February 19362nd March 1936Victory ILeading SignalmanADM363/305
3rd March 193631st March 1936Excellent (Restless)Leading SignalmanADM363/305
1st April 193614th September 1936Victory II (Restless)Leading SignalmanADM363/305
15th September 193622nd April 1937Victory II (Whitshed)Leading SignalmanADM363/305
23rd April 193730th April 1937NelsonLeading SignalmanADM363/305
1st May 193730th April 1938NelsonActing Yeoman of Signals ADM363/305
1st May 193827th April 1939NelsonYeoman of SignalsADM363/305
28th April 19391st June 1939Victory IYeoman of SignalsADM363/305
2nd June 19396th October 1940HoodYeoman of SignalsADM363/305
7th October 194024th May 1941HoodChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/305

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)

George's name is in Column 1 of Panel 52.

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)
Service Record: The National Archives / Ancestry (ADM 188/793, ADM363/305)
Eileen Christie (transcription of Service Record), June 2020