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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
William Wright Heys

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Date of birth: 7th April 1908
Place of birth: Healey, Lancashire, England
Parents: William and Amy Heys
Wife: Irene Heys
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Sick Berth Attendant
Service Number: P/MX 80399
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 7th April 1908 in Healey, Lancashire to William and Amy Heys. He was the was the husband of Irene Heys, of Northwich, Cheshire. William was serving as a Probationary Sick Berth Attendant and was 33 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

William's name is in Column 2 of Panel 57.

Detail of William'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)
His grandon, David Robinson (photo, April 2012)