-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
Horace William Wells

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Date of birth: 15th May 1917
Place of birth: Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England
Parents: Alfred and Elizebeth Wells
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 95396
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Billy", as he was known, was born on 15th May 1917 to Alfred and Elizebeth Wells, of Wednesbury, Staffordshire. He was engaged to Doris Hackett. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Horace's name is in Column 3 of Panel 55.

Detail of Horace'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)
Alan Poulton (photo, February 2003)
Rosemary Readman (information, April 2011)