-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 Humphreys

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Date of birth: 3rd August 1921
Place of birth: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3815
Joined Hood: 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Marine)








Biographical Information:

William was born on 3rd August 1921 to parents William and Margaret Humphreys of Collyhurst, Manchester. He was the eldest of three sons. His younger brothers were Samual and John. William joined the service in 1938 and was drafted to Hood sometime in 1940. He served as a member of Hood's Number Four 4" gun crew. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 59, Column 1






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)
Mrs TM Southgate (photo, April 2004)
Gillian Darbyshire (information, March 2006)