-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 Snooks

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Date of birth: 20th February 1918
Place of birth: Carsbrook, Newfoundland
Parents: Naaman and Caroline Snooks
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 212489
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 20th February 1918 in Carsbrook, Newfoundland to Naaman and Caroline Snooks. The family later lived in Cox Cove, Bay of Islands, Newfoundland. He was a member of the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU No. 0410) and was later transferred to the Royal Navy. Hood is believed to have been his only ship. He 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

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Newfoundland Book of Remembrance, , , Virtual

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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





William's name is in Column 2 of Panel 58.





Detail of William's name.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Jim Roache (biographical information, May 2006)