-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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William George James Ridges

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Date of birth: 20th June 1893
Place of birth: Barnstaple, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: General Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: K57005
Joined Hood: 10th March 1931 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 2nd May 1933 (Acting Stoker Petty Officer)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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)
Service Record: ADM363/45(Ancestry)