-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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Edward Ernest Hill

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Date of birth: 21 December 1899
Place of birth: Dartford, Kent, England
Previous occupation: Porter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: J78437
Joined Hood: 6th May 1933
Left Hood: 21st February 1936

Biographical Information: Edward Hill was a Petty Officer of the Gunnery Specialisation when he served in Hood. By the time he left the ship, he had over six years seniority in the rate, and he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer just a year or so later. Edward continued to serve in the RN throughout the Second World War, although almost exclusively shore-based probably in view of his age. He was married to Irene Dorothy Hill and they had two daughters, Josephine Ann and Patricia Dorothy.

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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)