-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 Albert Pike

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Date of birth: 28th March 1920
Place of birth: Westbury, Wiltshire, England
Parents: William and Sarah Pike
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Musician
Service Number: RMB/X 738
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

William, known to his family as Billy, was born on 28th March 1920 in Westbury, Wiltshire to William and Sarah Pike. His action station at the time of his loss was the 15" Transmitting Station. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



An uncropped photo of Billy





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 59, Column 3






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)
Barry Saunders (photograph), June 2020