-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
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
Albert Edward Laws

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Date of birth: 12th September 1905
Place of birth: South Shields, County Durham, England
Parents: William and Elizabeth Laws
Wife: Ivy Laws
Previous occupation: Waterman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: P/K 63728
Joined Hood: 23rd February 1940 (Chief Stoker)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

Albert was born on 12th September 1905 in South Shields, County Durham to William and Elizabeth Laws. He was the husband of Ivy Laws, of Southsea, Hampshire. He was 35 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
24th April 192413th August 1924VictoryStoker 2nd ClassADM362/29
14th August 192413th December 1924RevengeStoker 2nd ClassADM362/29
14th December 192428th August 1927RevengeStoker 1st ClassADM362/29
29th August 192729th August 1927RevengeActing Leading StokerADM362/29
30th August 19273rd October 1927Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM362/29
4th October 192721st December 1927FisgardActing Leading StokerADM362/29
22nd December 192713th January 1928FisgardActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM362/29
14th January 192820th February 1928Victory IIActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM362/29
21st February 192821st December 1928CourageousActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM362/29
22nd December 192823rd September 1929CourageousStoker Petty OfficerADM362/29
24th September 192919th April 1932CourageousLeading StokerADM363/139
20th April 193229th April 1932Victory IILeading StokerADM363/139
30th April 193227th September 1932Dryad (Alresford)Leading StokerADM363/139
28th September 193221st October 1932Dryad (Alresford)Acting Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
22nd October 193220th February 1933Victory IIActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
21st February 193327th September 1933WestonActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
28th September 193329th August 1934WestonStoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
30th August 193415th May 1935MilfordStoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
16th May 193510th June 1936Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
11th June 19364th April 1937NeptuneStoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
5th April 193730th April 1937Victory II (Neptune)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/139
1st May 193721st August 1937Victory II (Neptune)Chief StokerADM363/139
22nd August 19372nd September 1937NeptuneChief StokerADM363/139
3rd September 19377th September 1937Victory IIChief StokerADM363/139
8th September 19372nd September 1938GlasgowChief StokerADM363/139
3rd September 193828th December 1938CourageousChief StokerADM363/139
29th December 193828th July 1939Victory IIChief StokerADM363/139
29th July 193920th September 1939Victory IV (Vansittart)Chief StokerADM363/139
21st September 193922nd February 1940Victory IIChief StokerADM363/139
23rd February 194024th May 1941HoodChief StokerADM363/139

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

Albert's name is in Column 3 of Panel 53.

Detail of Albert'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)