-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
Arthur Worrall

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Date of birth: 30th September 1920
Place of birth: Darlington, County Durham, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 116950
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Arthur was born on 30th September 1920 in Darlington, County Durham. He had four brothers, Fred, George, Jim and Jack, a sister named Agnes, plus a half brother James and step sister Lily. Their family name may have actually been "Worrallo" (though Arthur clearly served as "Worrall").

He was employed before the war by the United Automobile Services Ltd, in Darlington. He is remembered as a very handsome and dashing young man, who wore an immaculate uniform (including non-regulation oversize 'bell bottoms' fitted with lead shot to give the extra 'swing'). He was always in great demand as a dancing partner on shore leave. Arthur was 20 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos









Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 56, Column 2






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






St. Herbert's Church, Darlington






Stockton on Tees Bus Depot









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Ian Oxley (photo & information, February 2010)
Jayne Kennedy (information, June 2010)
Kath Judd (information, June 2011)
Anthony Magrys (information, November 2015 & June 2016)