-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
Alfred Ernest Edward Gray

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Date of birth: 29th December 1902
Place of birth: Southwark, Surrey, England
Parents: Alfred and Laura Gray
Wife: Emily Gray
Previous occupation: Scholar
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 92162
Joined Hood First time: 31st August 1933 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 4th September 1934 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 2nd June 1939 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Alfred was born on 29th December 1902 in Southwark to parents Alfred and Laura Gray. He was the husband of Emily Gray, of Havant, Hampshire. He was 38 years old at the time of his loss.






History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
29th August 191820th February 1919ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/831
21st February 191921st November 1919ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/831
22nd November 191928th June 1920BarhamBoy 1st ClassADM188/831
29th June 192018th March 1921BarhamOrdinary SeamanADM188/831
19th March 19216th January 1922BarhamAble SeamanADM188/831
7th January 192217th September 1922Victory IAble SeamanADM188/831
18th September 192225th June 1923ChampionAble SeamanADM188/831
26th June 192328th August 1925Victory IAble SeamanADM188/831
29th August 19252nd November 1925ArgusAble SeamanADM188/831
3rd November 192518th November 1925Victory IAble SeamanADM188/831
19th November 192521st December 1925BarhamAble SeamanADM188/831
22nd December 192531st December 1925EgmontAble SeamanADM188/831
1st January 192615th May 1926BarhamAble SeamanADM188/831
16th May 192630th September 1926Egmont II (Withington)Able SeamanADM188/831
1st October 19268th July 1928Tamar II (Withington)Able SeamanADM188/831
9th July 192815th October 1928Victory I (Withington)Able SeamanADM188/831
16th October 192814th September 1930Victory IAble SeamanADM188/831
15th September 193017th October 1932Royal SovereignAble SeamanADM363/262
18th October 193221st October 1932Victory IAble SeamanADM363/262
22nd October 193230th August 1933VernonAble SeamanADM363/262
31st August 19334th September 1934HoodAble SeamanADM363/262
5th September 193431st March 1935Effingham (Sabre)Able SeamanADM363/262
1st April 193529th August 1935VernonAble SeamanADM363/262
30th August 193519th April 1938BarhamAble SeamanADM363/262
20th April 19381st July 1938Victory IAble SeamanADM363/262
2nd July 19385th December 1938VernonAble SeamanADM363/262
6th December 19381st September 1939DunedinAble SeamanADM363/262
2nd September 193924th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/262


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


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Newhaven Fort War Memorial, Newhaven, Sussex, England

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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)
Philip Baldock, Newhaven Fort (photo, July 2010)
The National Archives (ADM 188/831)