-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 Francis Puttick

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Date of birth: 17th October 1920
Place of birth: Worthing, Sussex, England
Parents: William and Hettie Puttick
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 100480
Joined Hood: 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Stoker 1st Class)

Biographical Information:

"Bill" as he was known, was born in Worthing, West Sussex on 17th October 1920. He was the first of six children born to parents William and Hettie Puttick. He attended Saint Andrews School for Boys and later worked at Potter Bailey general grocers store. Bill joined the Navy and was initially posted at H.M.S. Victory in Portsmouth. He joined Hood in 1940. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 55, Column 2

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

St. Matthew's Church, Worthing, West Sussex

Puttick Drive, Worthing (named for him)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Mary Mckeown (information, February 2018)
William's sister, Mrs. D Jackson (photo, 2001)
Jan Flowers (information, Feb 2005)