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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Laurence Crumpton

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Date of birth: 24th September 1912
Place of birth: Kiddeminster, Worcestershire, England
Parents: Henry Crumpton and Mary Ann Curtis
Wife: Marjorie Crumpton
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/KX 91329
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Lorrie, as he was known to his family and friends, was born on 24th September 1912 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire to Henry Crumpton and Mary Ann Curtis. He was the husband of Marjorie Crumpton, of Broadwaters, Kidderminster.

Lorrie was known to have spent some time in Canada as a lad. During that timeframe he was known to have used the surname "Curtis". He was known as an accomplished sportsman. He was 28 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)

Laurence's name is in Column 2 of Panel 54.

Detail of Laurence'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 nephew, Ed Curtis (photo & information, October 2001)