-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
William Gallant

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Date of birth: 16th June 1917
Place of birth: Stephenville, Newfoundland
Parents: William and Laura Gallant
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 212477
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 16th June 1917 to William and Laura Gallant of Stephenville, Newfoundland. He was a member of the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU No. 0447) and was later transferred to the Royal Navy. Hood is believed to have been his only ship. He was a first cousin of Joseph Gallant and second cousin of Samuel Gaudet both of whom were also lost in the sinking. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.




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Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England


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Newfoundland Book of Remembrance, , , Virtual


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Ray Russell (information, June 2003)
Jim Roache (biographical information, May 2006)
Ivan MacDonald (information, February 2007)