-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 Robert Sherval

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Date of birth: 18th January 1903
Place of birth: Reading, Berkshire, England
Wife: Florence Sherval
Previous occupation: Engineer (Boiler Maker)
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: P/K 64634
Joined Hood: 10th May 1938 (Chief Stoker)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 18th January 1903 in Reading, Berkshire. He was the husband of Florence Sherval, of Southsea, Hampshire. He was 38 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
21st August 192419th January 1925Victory IStoker 2nd ClassADM362/31
20th January 192531st March 1925Columbine (Vancouver)Stoker 2nd ClassADM362/31
1st April 192520th May 1925CoventryStoker 2nd ClassADM362/31
21st May 192527th June 1927CoventryStoker 1st ClassADM362/31
28th June 192711th September 1928CoventryActing Leading StokerADM362/31
12th September 19282nd November 1928Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM362/31
3rd November 192813th February 1929FisgardActing Leading StokerADM362/31
14th February 19297th March 1929FisgardLeading StokerADM363/227
8th March 192918th February 1930Victory II - IVLeading StokerADM363/227
19th February 193010th November 1931Iron DukeLeading StokerADM363/227
11th November 193122nd August 1932Victory IILeading StokerADM363/227
23rd August 19327th December 1932Victory IIActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/227
8th December 193222nd August 1933CoventryActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/227
23rd August 193331st July 1935CoventryStoker Petty OfficerADM363/227
1st August 193514th November 1935Effingham ([illegible])Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/227
15th November 193530th September 1936CovemtryStoker Petty OfficerADM363/227
1st October 193612th March 1937Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/227
13th March 19375th February 1938ResourceStoker Petty OfficerADM363/227
6th February 19389th May 1938ResourceChief StokerADM363/227
10th May 193824th September 1941HoodChief StokerADM363/227

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 3 of Panel 53.

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)