-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
Edward Pulling

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Date of birth: 20th February 1895
Place of birth: Hampstead, London, England
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. George Pulling
Previous occupation: Engine Driver Stationary
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/K 21157
Joined Hood First time: 16th March 1931 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood First time: 3rd September 1931 (Acting Stoker Petty Officer)
Joined Hood Second time: 10th June 1940 (Stoker Petty Officer)
Left Hood Second time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Stoker Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

"Ted", as he was known, was born on 20th February 1895 in Hampstead, London to Mr. and Mrs. George Pulling. The family would later live in Louth, Lincolnshire. Ted served in the Royal Navy twice, first serving a complete career between the wars, and second having re-joined on the outbreak of the Second World War. He was posted at the Watts Naval Training Base at Great Yarmouth initially and later joined the crew of the Hood.

Edward was 46 years old at the time of his loss.






History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
5th November 191318th March 1914Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/909
19th March 19144th November 1914Attentive IStoker 2nd ClassADM188/909
5th November 191431st March 1917Attentive IStoker 1st ClassADM188/909
1st April 191716th November 1917Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/909
17th November 191731st March 1918Vernon (TB98)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/909
1st April 191812th August 1918Victory X (TB98)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/909
13th August 191830th September 1918Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/909
1st October 19186th May 1919VindictiveStoker 1st ClassADM188/909
7th May 19193rd November 1919NarianaStoker 1st ClassADM188/909
4th November 19194th December 1919Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/909
5th December 191910th March 1922Dryad (Caterham)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/909
11th March 192214th March 1922Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/909
15th March 19225th June 1924Victory II (Leamington)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/909
6th June 19244th September 1924Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/909
5th September 192430th September 1924Dido (Trojan, Tilbury, Tyrian)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/909
1st October 192417th October 1924Dido (Trojan)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/909
18th October 19244th January 1925Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/909
5th January 19257th March 1926LuciaStoker 1st ClassADM188/909
8th March 192620th April 1926Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/909
21st April 192623rd September 1926FisgardStoker 1st ClassADM188/909
24th September 192615th October 1926FisgardActing Leading StokerADM188/909
16th October 19265th May 1927Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM188/909
6th May 192723rd September 1927AssistanceActing Leading StokerADM188/909
24th September 192723rd February 1930AssistanceLeading StokerADM188/909
24th February 193025th November 1930Constance (Assistance)Leading StokerADM363/28
26th November 193015th March 1931Victory II - IVLeading StokerADM363/28
16th March 193127th July 1931HoodLeading StokerADM363/28
28th July 19313rd September 1931HoodActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/28
4th September 193123rd November 1931Victory II - VActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/28
24th November 193127th July 1932RevengeActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/28
28th July 193224th July 1934RevengeStoker Petty OfficerADM363/28
25th July 193431st August 1934Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/28
1st September 19343rd November 1935VernonStoker Petty OfficerADM363/28
4th November 19354th November 1935Shore PensionedStoker Petty OfficerADM363/28
28th September 193830th September 1938ExcellentStoker Petty OfficerADM363/28
1st October 19381st October 1938DemobilisedStoker Petty OfficerADM363/28
29th May 19409th June 1940Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/28
10th June 194024th May 1941HoodStoker Petty OfficerADM363/28



Additional Photos



Photos of a young Ted and shipmates from his first enlistment











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









Louth War Memorial, Louth, Lincolnshire, England


Photos of the memorial



A view of the memorial.





Edward's name on one of the two World War 2 memorial shields.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Ted's great-niece, Sue Matthews (photos & information, December 2005)
The National Archives (ADM 188/909)