-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 John Rose

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Date of birth: 25th May 1917
Place of birth: Brighton, Sussex, England
Parents: William and Mary Rose
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 114415
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Bill, as he was known, was born on 25th May 1917 to William and Mary Rose, of Brighton, Sussex. Bill was quite shy but would do anything for anyone. He often helped his father, a fisherman, aboard his boat as well. Bill was 23 years old at the time of his loss.

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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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
William Marlow & Pat Trull (photo & information, January 2009)