-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 Henry Perry

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Date of birth: 2nd January 1900
Place of birth: Rothsay, Bute, Scotland
Parents: John and Elizabeth Perry
Wife: Daisy Perry
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Cook (O)
Service Number: P/L 8118
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Petty Officer Cook (O))
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Petty Officer Cook (O))
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 2nd January 1900 in Rothsay, Buteshire, to parents John and Elizabeth Perry. He was raised in Shirrell Heath. He joined the Navy at age 16 and went on to serve for 25 years. He was a keen footballer and was known to have played for Shedfield.

He was the husband of Daisy Perry, of Shedfield, Hampshire, together they had three children.

William is believed to have served in Hood since the start of the war and was due to retire around the time the ship was sunk. He was 41 years old at the time of his loss. You can read an interesting story about William here.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
12th January 191630th June 1916Victory IBoy ServantADM188/1004
1st July 191631st March 1917HindustanBoy ServantADM188/1004
1st April 191730th April 1917Victory IBoy ServantADM188/1004
1st May 19172nd January 1918HindustanBoy ServantADM188/1004
3rd January 191810th February 1918HindustanOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1004
11th February 191811th March 1918Victory IOfrficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1004
12th March 191818th May 1919InconstantOfrficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1004
19th May 191931st March 1921CarysfortOfrficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1004
1st April 192122nd April 1921DidoOfrficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1004
23rd April 19214th May 1921Victory IIIOfrficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1004
5th May 192115th June 1921ThundererOfrficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1004
16th June 19219th May 1922ThundererOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1004
10th May 192225th February 1924ExcellentOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1004
26th February 192426th May 1925Columbine (Verdun)Officers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1004
27th May 192524th September 1925Victory IIIOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1004
25th September 192516th May 1929TigerOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1004
17th May 19293rd July 1929Victory II - IVOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/497
4th July 192922nd October 1929St. VincentOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/497
23rd October 192925th March 1930Victory II - IVOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/497
26th March 193014th January 1932FisgardOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/497
15th January 193231st August 1932Victory IIOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/497
1st September 19323rd January 1935NelsonOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/497
4th January 19358th March 1935Victory IIOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/497
9th March 193522nd August 1935Vernon (Ambuscade)Officers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/497
23rd August 193526th August 1935Vernon (Ambuscade)Officers' Cook 3rd ClassADM363/497
27th August 193511th December 1935Victory IIOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM363/497
12th December 193519th October 1936CuarcoaOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM363/497
20th October 193622nd October 1937CuarcoaOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/497
23rd October 193729th December 1937DryadOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/497
30th December 193728th February 1939Victory II (Forester)Officers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/497
1st March 193927th April 1939Victory II (Forester)Officers' Cook 1st ClassADM363/497
28th April 19391st June 1939Victory IIOfficers' Cook 1st ClassADM363/497
2nd June 193924th May 1941HoodOfficers' Cook 1st ClassADM363/497

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 3 of Panel 57.

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)
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "Hampshire Telegraph & Post", 20 June 1941)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1004)