-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
Edmund James Petty

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Date of birth: 25th January 1902
Place of birth: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Petty
Wife: Winifred Petty
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 73455
Joined Hood First time: 4th May 1935 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 7th September 1936 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 2nd June 1939 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Edmund was born on 25th January 1902 in Southampton, Hampshire to Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Petty. He was the husband of Winifred Petty, of Upper Edmonton, Middlesex. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
16th July 19174th January 1918ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/793
5th January 191812th February 1918Boy 1st ClassBoy 2nd ClassADM188/793
13th February 191828th July 1918Victory IBoy 2nd ClassADM188/793
29th July 191830th January 1919AgincourtBoy 2nd ClassADM188/793
31st January 191931st December 1921Victory IBoy 2nd ClassADM188/793
1st January 192224th January 1922ColomboBoy 2nd ClassADM188/793
25th January 192214th March 1922ColomboOrdinary SeamanADM188/793
15th March 19228th January 1923Victory IOrdinary SeamanADM188/793
9th January 192312th March 1923BirminghamOrdinary SeamanADM188/793
13th March 192310th August 1923CrocusOrdinary SeamanADM188/793
11th August 19236th March 1925CrocusAble SeamanADM188/793
7th March 192522nd May 1925Victory IAble SeamanADM188/793
23rd May 19257th September 1925ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/793
8th September 192516th November 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/793
17th November 192616th May 1929TigerAble SeamanADM188/793
17th May 19296th June 1929Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/305
7th June 19295th March 1930ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/305
6th March 19309th April 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/305
10th April 19305th March 1931Egmont II - II (Antelope)Able SeamanADM363/305
6th March 193131st May 1931Egmont II - II (Wolsey)Able SeamanADM363/305
1st June 193120th August 1932Egmont II - II (Antelope)Able SeamanADM363/305
21st August 19321st September 1932Victory IIAble SeamanADM363/305
2nd September 19327th December 1932Victory IAble SeamanADM363/305
8th December 19328th September 1933Dryad (Alresford)Able SeamanADM363/305
9th September 193312th January 1934ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/305
13th January 19348th June 1934St. Angelo II (Duncan)Able SeamanADM363/305
9th June 193416th August 1934St. Angelo II (Dainty)Able SeamanADM363/305
17th August 19341st April 1935DauntlessAble SeamanADM363/305
2nd April 19353rd May 1935ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/305
4th May 19357th September 1936HoodAble SeamanADM363/305
8th September 19369th October 1936ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/305
10th October 19364th January 1937HawkinsAble SeamanADM363/305
5th January 193711th February 1937ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/305
12th February 193730th April 1939AmphionAble SeamanADM363/305
1st May 19391st June 1939Victory IAble SeamanADM363/305
2nd June 193924th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/305

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)

Edmund's name is in Column 1 of Panel 49.

Detail of Edmund'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)