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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: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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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

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)
Carmen Davis (photos, May 2002)
James Wood (information, April 2004)
Carol Sempie (information, Mar 2007)