In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


James Arthur Hood


Wireless Operator 2nd Class, OFF VR-99, RNCVR


Born: 25 Oct 1886, Bay Roberts, Newfoundland


Died: 09 Apr 1973, Chicago, Illinois, USA


HOOD, James Arthur - was born in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland to Charles and Caroline (Parsons) Hood.  He joined the RNCVR on 01 Mar 1916 and served as a Wireless Telegraphist 2nd Class. James married Eveline F. (Lynn) Blankeney on 15 Jul 1916 in Sydney, Cape Breton, NS. They had one son, Ivan Blakeney Hood, born 02 Apr 1919, Sable Island, NS.  James and family moved to Owen Sound, Ontario c1923.  They later Ivan moved to the USA on 09 Dec 1921. James and Eveline divorced (date unknown). James later married Ida Kastner in Chicago on 01 Jan 1930.


Ships served in:

* Listed as a Wireless Operator 2nd Class, RNCVR (seniority 01 Mar 1916) (Navy List Sep 1916)

HMCS NIOBE (Depot Ship) - Listed on NIOBE as a Wireless Operator (Navy List Jan 1917 / Jun 1917)

HMCS NIOBE ( Depot Ship) Add'l for Duty at Sable Island.  Appointed to Sable Island Wireless Station 29 Feb 1917 as a W. Op 2nd Class, RNCVR (Navy List Jan 1918 / Mar 1918 - Oct 1918)

* Note: There are no entries from James Arthur Hood in the Navy Lists after Oct 1918



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