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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

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In Remembrance of
Arthur Leslie Nevett

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Date of birth: 9th June 1901
Place of birth: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Wife: Cynthia Nevett
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Yeoman of Signals
Service Number: P/J 65737
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Acting Yeoman of Signals)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Yeoman of Signals)
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Biographical Information:

Arthur was born on 9th June 1901 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. He was He joined the Royal Navy on 9th January 1917, at the age of fifteen, as a Boy Second Class, and in June that year began his specialisation in the Signals branch. He served in the battleship H.M.S. Thunderer late in World War I, and hence was awarded both the Victory and British War medals.

On his eighteenth birthday, 9 June 1919, Arthur signed on in the Royal Navy for an initial period of 12 years 'man's time' - later extended to 22 - and served in a variety of locations, notably the battleships Warspite and Barham.

Arthur was drafted to H.M.S. Hood on 2nd June 1939, in the rate of Leading Signalman, and was advanced onboard to Acting Yeoman of Signals on 1 September that year. He was confirmed in that rate on 1 September 1940 whilst still in Hood.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
9th January 19175th June 1917GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/778
6th June 19174th October 1917GangesSignal BoyADM188/778
5th October 19178th December 1918ThundererSignal BoyADM188/778
9th December 19183rd March 1919ThundererOrdinary SignalmanADM188/778
4th March 191917th November 1919Vernon ([Illegible])Ordinary SignalmanADM188/778
18th November 191915th March 1920Victory IOrdinary SignalmanADM188/778
16th March 192031st March 1920Gibraltar (Sherborne)Ordinary SignalmanADM188/778
1st April 192024th June 1920Victory XI (Sherborne)Ordinary SignalmanADM188/778
25th June 192027th August 1920Victory IOrdinary SignalmanADM188/778
28th August 192031st October 1920Columbine (Vectis)Ordinary SignalmanADM188/778
1st November 192018th May 1921Columbine (Vectis)SignalmanADM188/778
19th May 19219th September 1921Victory ISignalmanADM188/778
10th September 192130th June 1922Columbine (Bruce)SignalmanADM188/778
1st July 192218th July 1922Victory ISignalmanADM188/778
19th July 192219th June 1923ConquestSignalmanADM188/778
20th June 192316th August 1923DolphinSignalmanADM188/778
17th August 192328th February 1924Lucia (L22)SignalmanADM188/778
29th February 192415th May 1925Lucia (Dido)SignalmanADM188/778
16th May 192526th July 1925Lucia( L71)SignalmanADM188/778
27th July 19255th October 1925Lucia (L54)SignalmanADM188/778
6th October 192531st December 1925Lucia (SC)SignalmanADM188/778
1st January 192616th February 1926Lucia (L54)SignalmanADM188/778
17th February 192618th November 1926Lucia (L54)Leading SignalmanADM188/778
19th November 192610th February 1927Maidstone (L54)Leading SignalmanADM188/778
11th February 192721st July 1927Dolphin (SC)Leading SignalmanADM188/778
22nd July 19272nd October 1927Vulcan (L6)Leading SignalmanADM188/778
3rd October 192720th October 1927Vulcan (H47)Leading SignalmanADM188/778
21st October 19274th September 1928Vulcan (H49)Leading SignalmanADM188/778
5th September 192814th September 1928Victory ILeading SignalmanADM188/778
15th September 192822nd January 1929Vernon (Winchester)Leading SignalmanADM188/778
23rd January 19293rd September 1931WarspiteLeading SignalmanADM363/439
4th September 19316th September 1931Osprey (Rowena)Leading SignalmanADM363/439
7th September 193120th November 1931Dolphin (SC)Leading SignalmanADM363/439
21st November 19315th January 1933Lucia (L26)Leading SignalmanADM363/439
6th January 19332nd March 1933Dolphin (SC)Leading SignalmanADM363/439
3rd March 19339th March 1934Dolphin (L54)Leading SignalmanADM363/439
10th March 193426th April 1934Dolphin (SC)Leading SignalmanADM363/439
27th April 193430th June 1934Cyclops (SC)Leading SignalmanADM363/439
1st July 19349th September 1934Cyclops ([Illegible])Leading SignalmanADM363/439
10th September 193431st December 1934Cyclops ([Illegible])Acting Yeoman of SignalsADM363/439
1st January 193512th February 1935Cyclops (SC)Acting Yeoman of SignalsADM363/439
13th February 19356th March 1935Victory IActing Yeoman of SignalsADM363/439
7th March 193529th August 1935Victory ILeading SignalmanADM363/439
30th August 19351st April 1938BarhamLeading SignalmanADM363/439
2nd April 193811th August 1938Victory ILeading SignalmanADM363/439
12th August 193814th March 1939Vernon (Wrestler)Leading SignalmanADM363/439
15th March 19391st June 1939Vernon (Anthony)Leading SignalmanADM363/439
2nd June 193931st August 1939HoodLeading SignalmanADM363/439
1st September 193931st August 1940HoodActing Yeoman of SignalsADM363/439
1st September 194024th May 1941HoodYeoman of SignalsADM363/439

Additional Photos

Arthur on admission to Dr Barnados, 5th August 1913

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)

Arthur's name is in Column 1 of Panel 52.

Detail of Arthur'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 granddaughter, Gillian Hinkley (photo, 2001)
His granddaughter, Delcia Bottomley (information, November 2017)
Janet Nelson (photograph), November 2020