-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 Edward Wood

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Date of birth: 15th November 1922
Place of birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Parents: William and Fanny Wood
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 161192
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

William was born in Coventry, Warwickshire on 15th November 1922 to William and Fanny Wood. He was posted to Hood along with his brother, Denis. Denis was later transferred, but William was not. William was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

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Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
William's sister, Mrs Edna Allum (photo & information, May 2004)