-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Frederick James Woodward

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Date of birth: 17th January 1896
Place of birth: Sutton, Surrey, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Warrant Electrician
Joined Hood: 15th January 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Warrant Electrician)
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Biographical Information:

Frederick was born 17th January 1896 in Sutton, Surrey to parents Joseph and Eliza Woodward. He joined the Royal Navy as a rating on 20th May 1918. His service number was M32627. He served in the following ships prior to Hood: H.M.S. Empress of India, H.M.S. Benbow, H.M.S. Cumberland, H.M.S. Renown, H.M.S. Medway and H.M.S. Cyclops.

Frederick married his wife Clara Alice in 1924. They lived in Carlshalton and had three children-a son, Gordon, and daughters Joyce and Patricia. Frederick eventually became a warrant officer. He is known to have served in Hood twice. He joined her for the second and final time about 6 months before she sank. He was 45 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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)

Frederick's name is in Column 1 of Panel 46.

Detail of Frederick'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)
Frederick's son, Gordon Woodward (photo & information, December 2002)
Battlecruiser HMS HOOD South East London Memorial Group (photo, February 2014)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1083)