-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 Ball

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Date of birth: 1st May 1905
Place of birth: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Parents: George Bernard and Sarah Ann Ball
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/KX 75116
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information: William was born in Liverpool on 1st May 1905. He was one of seven children born to parents George Bernard and Sarah Ann Ball. HIs siblings were George, Robert, John, Margaret Elizabeth and Emma. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.



Additional Photos



Leading Stoker William Ball showing a friend around the ship.




Leading Stoker William Ball, ashore with some mates.




Leading Stoker William Ball with a mate.





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 54, Column 2






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Robbie Roberts (Information & photos, December 2008 & March 2009)