-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
Herbert Willis

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Date of birth: 26th February 1922
Place of birth: Moretonhampstead, Devon, England
Parents: Edward and Maud Willis
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 4881
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Herbert was born on 26th February 1922 to Edward and Maud Willis, of Mortenhempstead, Devon. He was 19 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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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)





Herbert's name is in Column 3 of Panel 59.





Detail of Herbert'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)
Herbert's sister, Mrs Helen Mitchell (photo, 2000)