-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 Russell Pennycook

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Date of birth: 19th May 1919
Place of birth: Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Parents: George and Jeanie Pennycook
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 116930
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

William was born on 19th May 1919 to George and Jeanie Pennycook, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire. William spent much of his childhood in Nova Scotia. He later returned to the UK. Prior to joining the Navy, her worked with father at Viewpark Colliery. William was 22 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



William (centre), a cousin (left) and his brother Thomas (right)




William's parents and sister





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 56, Column 2






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Carmen Davis (photos, May 2002)
James Wood (information, April 2004)
Carol Sempie (information, Mar 2007)