-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
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:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

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.


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 50, Column 3

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

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)