-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 Trevarthen

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Date of birth: 14th July 1895
Place of birth: Camborne, Cornwall, England
Parents: John and Grace Trevarthen
Service: NAAFI
Rank: Canteen Manager
Service Number: NAAFI
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Billie" as he was known to his family, was born on 14th July 1895 to John and Grace Trevarthen, of Camborne, Cornwall. Although married, Billie and his wife did not have any children. He served in Hood as the Manager of the ship's NAAFI canteen staff.

The family remember Billie telling them how, regardless of what ship he was on, he was always sick before they cleared Portsmouth harbour. He also told them that the fact that he couldn't swim didn't concern him as "I'd be in the galley if the ship was hit." Billie was 45 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)
Billie's niece, Mrs Shirley Bellinger (photo, March 2004)