-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Crew List

It is estimated that as many as 18,000 men served aboard the 'Mighty Hood' during the operational portion of her 21 year career. Unfortunately, there is no surviving official single listing of ALL men who served in her. Here you will find our attempt at creating such a listing. We are using the few, fragmentary crew lists known to exist, Navy Lists, various official reports, public records, and most importantly of all, inputs from the families of former crew.

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John James (Jackie) Bancroft

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: KX76775
Joined Hood: 9th January 1936
Left Hood: 6th January 1940

Biographical Information: Called Jackie by his friends. He joined the service in 1926. He married and had 5 children. He went on to serve in the Pacific on HMS Indefatigable.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Ed Bancroft, e-mail 7 Feb 2003