-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
William Arthur Neville

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Date of birth: 10th January 1910
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Arthur and Esther Neville
Wife: Ivy Neville
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/J 113710
Joined Hood: 25th May 1937 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 10th January 1910 to Arthur and Esthere Neville of Portsmouth, Hampshire. He was the husband of Ivy Neville, of North End Portsmouth. He was 31 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
24th April 192511th November 1925ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM362/16
12th November 192530th July 1926ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM362/16
31st July 19264th January 1927Iron DukeBoy 1st ClassADM362/16
5th January 192710th July 1927RevengeBoy 1st ClassADM362/16
11th July 19272nd January 1928RevengeOrdinary SeamanADM362/16
3rd January 192820th February 1928Victory IOrdinary SeamanADM362/16
21st February 19289th October 1928Courageous (FAA)Ordinary SeamanADM362/16
10th October 192830th October 1928Courageous (FAA)Able SeamanADM362/16
31st October 192819th November 1928Courageous (R.A.F. Calafrana)Able SeamanADM362/16
20th November 192814th January 1929Courageous (FAA)Able SeamanADM362/16
15th January 192930th January 1929Courageous (R.A.F. Calafrana)Able SeamanADM363/113
31st January 19293rd May 1929Courageous (FAA)Able SeamanADM363/113
4th May 192914th June 1929Courageous (R.A.F. Calafrana)Able SeamanADM363/113
15th June 19291st November 1929Courageous (FAA)Able SeamanADM363/113
2nd November 192911th August 1930CourageousAble SeamanADM363/113
12th August 193021st December 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/113
22nd December 193019th April 1932Valiant (FAA)Able SeamanADM363/113
20th April 193215th June 1932Victory IAble SeamanADM363/113
16th June 193229th July 1932VindictiveAble SeamanADM363/113
30th July 19325th September 1932Victory IAble SeamanADM363/113
6th September 193212th January 1933Osprey (Thruster)Able SeamanADM363/113
13th January 19336th September 1933VernonAble SeamanADM363/113
7th September 19337th December 1935ResolutionAble SeamanADM363/113
8th December 193517th February 1936Victory IAble SeamanADM363/113
18th February 193627th May 1936VernonAble SeamanADM363/113
28th May 193611th September 1936DolphinAble SeamanADM363/113
12th September 193631st October 1936VernonAble SeamanADM363/113
1st November 193624th May 1937VernonActing Leading SeamanADM363/113
25th May 193731st October 1937HoodActing Leading SeamanADM363/113
1st November 19375th June 1938HoodLeading SeamanADM363/113
6th June 19385th June 1939HoodActing Petty OfficerADM363/113
6th June 193924th May 1941HoodPetty OfficerADM363/113

Additional Photos

A portrait of William as a young sailor with his mother

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 46.

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)
Keith Newton (photos, November 2008)