-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 George Perkins

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Date of birth: 26th August 1921
Place of birth: Catford, London, England
Parents: George and Violet Perkins
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3390
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Billy, as he was known, was born on 26th August 1921 at Ladywell Park, Catford, London to parents George and Violet Perkins. The family lived at 82 Mount Pleasant Road, Lewisham, London.

Billy was educated at Ennersdale Road and Hither Green Schools. He joined the Marines in 1939 and saw service in North Africa. He is believed to have spent most of his service time assigned to H.M.S. Hood. He was among the Hood men sent to Norway in 1940.

He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
William's brother, Mr S.P. Perkins (photo & information, January 2007)
"Kentish Mercury" newspaper, 13 June 1941 (information provided by Tony Green & Duncan MacDonald-Heaney, January 2007)