|Death: ||May 24, 1941|
Victor Henry Adams was one of the 1415 Sons of England lost on the morning of 24, May 1941, when HMS Hood was sunk under attack by the German battleship Bismarck.
Bismarck fired one torpedo at Hood, which struck the ship in its' after magazine/ammunition; within one minute, the ship had disappeared from the surface of the ocean.
There were only three survivors.
Mr. Adams was 33 years old at the time of his death, placing his birth year at either 1907 or 1908; there is documentation that he was the husband of Gladys, and that the couple's home was in Eastney, Hampshire. Victor was also known as a champion dart player, and was on the Hood's champion team od dart players of 1938. He is memorialized on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, and he is also listed at Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire.
No other information seems to be available at this time, but I will continue my research, and update this page, accordingly.
"These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead." ~Robert G. Ingersoll
Body lost at sea
Specifically: Body lost at sea - no fuirther information available
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Record added: May 18, 2013
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