-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 David Matthews

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Date of birth: 6th April 1921
Place of birth: Petersfield, Hampshire, England
Parents: Howell and Daisy Matthews
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 156636
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

William was born on 6th April 1921 to Howell and Daisy Matthews, of Sheet, Petersfield, Hampshire. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 48, Column 3

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
William's nephew, Colin David Burrows (photo, February 2002)