-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 Peacock

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Date of birth: 14th May 1921
Place of birth: Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Parents: William and Adeline Peacock
Previous occupation: Lorry Driver's Mate
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 115012
Joined Hood: 27th December 1940 (Stoker 2nd Class)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Stoker 2nd Class)
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Biographical Information:

"Bill", as he was known, was born on 14th May 1921 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales to William and Adeline Peacock. The family later lived in Hounslow, Middlesex.

Bill, who had worked as a Lorry Driver's Mate before joining the Navy, entered the service as a Stoker 2nd Class on 16th September 1940. His inital training took place at H.M.S. Royal Arthur (Skegness). He was then in barracks at Portsmouth - H.M.S. Victory until being drafted to . He joined the ship at Scapa Flow in late December 1940.

He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
16th September 194022nd October 1940Royal ArthurStoker 2nd ClassADM363
23rd October 194026th December 1940Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM363
27th December 194024th May 1941HoodStoker 2nd ClassADM363

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)

William's name is in Column 2 of Panel 56.

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)
Gillian Crouch (Photo, November 2010)
Bill Cowap - Bill's nephew (service record, December 2020)