-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
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/K 21157
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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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.





Additional Photos



Photos of a young Ted and shipmates from his first enlistment










Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 54, Column 1






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)
Ted's great-niece, Sue Matthews (photos & information, December 2005)
The National Archives (ADM 188/909)