-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 Henry Shiers

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Date of birth: 10th May 1910
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: William and Jessie Shiers
Wife: Doris Shiers
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Supply
Service Number: JX126539 then P/MX 50989
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)





Biographical Information:

William was born on 10th May 1910 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to William and Jessie Shiers. He was the husband of Doris Shiers, of Fratton, Portsmouth. He was serving as a Supply Petty Officer (Temporary) and was 31 years old at the time of his loss.






History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
8th April 192627th November 1926GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM362/18
28th November 192613th January 1927GangesBoy 1st ClassADM362/18
14th January 192726th August 1927Iron DukeBoy 1st ClassADM362/18
27th August 19272nd January 1928RevengeBoy 1st ClassADM362/18
3rd January 19289th May 1928NelsonBoy 1st ClassADM362/18
10th May 192821st September 1934NelsonOrdinary SeamanADM362/18
22nd September 193422nd May 1941Transferred to Supply Assistant MX50989 (service record not available)Supply AssistantADM363/524
Unknown24th May 1941HoodPetty Officer Supply


Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 57, Column 2






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)