-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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Joseph Sydney Bayliss

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker
Service Number: kx 83110
Joined Hood: 1939
Left Hood: 1941 (Left before loss of ship)

Biographical Information: Joseph was born on 21st August 1913 and served in Hood before her loss. He had also been based at HMS Drake in Plymouth and had during part of his service. In 1941 was in H.M.S. Repulse (ForceZ) when she was lost off Malaya. Surviving the sinking Joseph was captured and spent a period as a prisoner of war on Formosa (Taiwan). He died in 1966, aged 53

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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)
Chris Jeans, Grandson, March 2008