-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 Louis Boncey

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Date of birth: 16th May 1917
Place of birth: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Parents: George and Clara Boncey
Wife: Kathleen Boncey
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/JX 138206
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

William was born on 16th May 1917 in Southampton, Hampshire to George and Clara Boncey. He attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, from May 1930 to November 1932.

He was the husband of Kathleen Boncey, of Southampton. He was an expert rifleman. He was serving as an Acting Petty Officer (Temporary) at the time of Hood's final mission. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)
William's niece, Valerie Doe (photo, 2001)
David Green (information, May 2008)