-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

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: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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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.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

William's name is in Column 1 of Panel 46.

Detail of William's name.

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)