-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Alan Earle Hadley

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Date of birth: 25th April 1923
Place of birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Parents: Dorothea Hadley
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 159532
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Alan was born on 25th April 1923 in Montreal, Canada to Dorothea Hadley. The family later lived in Winchester, Hampshire and and Guildford, Surrey. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

The "Winchester 5." Back Row (left - right)- Albert "Bunny" Austin and Harold Pink; Front Row (left - right): Geoff Mould, Alan Hadley and Den Finden. Of the five, only Den Finden survived the war...he was transferred off the ship before her fateful mission against Bismarck. It was Den who provided this very photograph to us.

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)

Alan's name is in Column 3 of Panel 50.

Detail of Alan'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)
Den Finden (photo, 2001)