-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 James Townley

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Date of birth: 10th November 1911
Place of birth: Hamburg, Germany
Parents: William and Caroline Townley
Wife: Dorothy Townley
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 113290
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 11th November 1911 in Hamburg, Germany to William and Caroline Townley. He was the husband of Dorothy Townley, of Openshaw, Lancashire. Together, they had one son, Terence who was born in 1937. He was 29 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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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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