-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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Henry Emsley Parker

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Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Musician
Service Number: RMB 964
Joined Hood: 14th May 1923
Left Hood: Late 1924

Biographical Information: Henry was born in Manchester in 1890. He enlisted in the Royal Marine Band in 1905. His service included HMS King Edward VII (sunk 1916) and Royal Oak (Battle of Jutland). He retired 1934 but recalled for service from 1940 to 1944.

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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)
Chris Bilham from Service papers, August 2009