-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
Reginald Augustus Harry Plumley

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Date of birth: 27th February 1905
Place of birth: Newport, Isle of Wight, England
Parents: Arthur and Sarah Plumley
Wife: F.Plumley
Previous occupation: Scholar
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Warrant Engineer
Service Number: N/A
Joined Hood: 13th September 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Warrant Engineer)

Biographical Information:

Reginald was born on 27th February 1905 in Newport, Isle of Wight to parents Arthur and Sarah Plumley. He was the husband of F.Plumley, of Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight. He originally served in the Navy as a rating (service number M36091) but ultimately became a warrant officer. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
28th January 192130th June 1925FisgardEngine Room Artificer ApprenticeADM188/1090
1st July 19256th August 1925FisgardEngine Room Artificer 5th ClassADM188/1090
7th August 19258th September 1925Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 5th ClassADM188/1090
9th September 192530th June 1926LuciaEngine Room Artificer 5th ClassADM188/1090
1st July 192629th November 1926LuciaActing Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1090
30th November 192617th January 1927Victory IIActing Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1090
18th January 192714th March 1927ChampionActing Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1090
15th March 192731st March 1927Victory IIActing Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1090
1st April 192711th August 1927AssistanceActing Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1090
12th August 192730th June 1929AssistanceEngine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1090
1st July 192913th February 1930AssistanceEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/270
14th February 19305th September 1930Victory II - VEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/270
6th September 19304th November 1930Victory II - IV (Vesper)Engine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/270
5th November 19306th January 1933Victory II - IV (Windsor)Engine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/270
7th January 19333rd March 1933Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/270
4th March 193330th June 1933Osprey (Rowena)Engine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/270
1st July 193327th August 1933Osprey (Rowena)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/270
28th August 193318th December 1934Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/270
19th December 193424th July 1936CornwallEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/270
25th July 193631st August 1936Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/270
1st September 193619th January 1937CardiffEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/270
20th January 193730th June 1938LondonEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/270
1st July 19381st March 1939LondonEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/270
2nd March 193930th June 1939Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/270
1st July 193912th September 1939Victory IIActing Warrant EngineerADM363/270
13th September 193930th September 1940HoodActing Warrant EngineerNavy Lists
Around October 194024th May 1941HoodWarrant EngineerNavy Lists

Additional Photographs
None at this time.


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 46, Column 1

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Vera M. Plumbley (photo, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1090)