-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Crew List

It is estimated that as many as 18,000 men served aboard the 'Mighty Hood' during the operational portion of her 21 year career. Unfortunately, there is no surviving official single listing of ALL men who served in her. Here you will find our attempt at creating such a listing. We are using the few, fragmentary crew lists known to exist, Navy Lists, various official reports, public records, and most importantly of all, inputs from the families of former crew.

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Ernest Frank Windett Ward

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Date of birth: 2 August 1899
Place of birth: Brighton, Sussex, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Telegraphist
Service Number: J54733
Joined Hood: about 1932
Left Hood: about 1932

Biographical Information: Ernest was born on the 2 August 1899 at Brightonand enlisted into the Royal Navy on 2 August 1917. He served in H.M.S. Hood around 1932 and gained a Long Service Medal which is now owned by David Akhurst.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
David Akhurst, 2006