-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Percy Arthur Cabell

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Date of birth: 5th November 1900
Place of birth: Wimborne, Dorset, England
Parents: Arthur and Rose Cabell
Wife: Winifred Cabell
Previous occupation: Baker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer Cook
Service Number: P/M 34338
Joined Hood: 4th May 1939 (Chief Petty Officer Cook)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Petty Officer Cook)
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Biographical Information:

Percy was born on 5th November 1900 in Wimbourne, Dorest, to parents Arthur and Rose Cabell. He was the husband of Winifred Cabell, of Wimborne, Dorsetshire. He was 40 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
26th November 191819th January 1919Victory I[Illegible]ADM188/1086
20th January 191916th May 1919Victory I[Illegible]ADM188/1086
17th May 191930th June 1919Victory IAssistant CookADM188/1086
1st July 19194th July 1919Victory IIIAssistant CookADM188/1086
5th July 191925th September 1919FuriousAssistant CookADM188/1086
26th September 191921st November 1919FuriousCookADM188/1086
22nd November 19198th January 1920Victory IIICookADM188/1086
9th January 192031st December 1920HollyhockCookADM188/1086
1st January 19217th March 1921TamarCookADM188/1086
8th March 192126th December 1921FoxgloveCookADM188/1086
27th December 192110th August 1922Victory IICookADM188/1086
11th August 192213th August 1924VernonCookADM188/1086
14th August 19246th January 1926RevengeCookADM188/1086
7th January 192613th March 1926Victory IICookADM188/1086
14th March 192631st May 1926DolphinCookADM188/1086
1st June 192615th February 1928DolphinLeading CookADM188/1086
16th February 192820th February 1928Vivid IILeading CookADM188/1086
21st February 192829th July 1930CourageousLeading CookADM188/1086
30th July 19301st September 1930Victory II - IVLeading CookADM363/402
2nd September 193018th July 1932ExcellentLeading CookADM363/402
19th July 19329th August 1932ExcellentPetty Officer CookADM363/402
10th August 193215th December 1933WarspitePetty Officer CookADM363/402
16th December 19338th January 1935Victory IIPetty Officer CookADM363/402
9th January 19356th April 1935[Illegible]Petty Officer CookADM363/402
7th April 193530th September 1935Cyclops (Douglas)Petty Officer CookADM363/402
1st October 193530th September 1936St Angelo (Douglas)Petty Officer CookADM363/402
1st October 193620th April 1937Victory IIPetty Officer CookADM363/402
21st April 193731st August 1937Vernon (Acheron)Petty Officer CookADM363/402
1st September 19371st October 1937Vernon (Acheron)Chief Petty Officer CookADM363/402
2nd October 19373rd November 1937Victory IIChief Petty Officer CookADM363/402
4th November 19373rd May 1939DunedinChief Petty Officer CookADM363/402
4th May 193924th May 1941HoodChief Petty Officer CookADM363/402

Additional Photos

Percy and fellow cooks

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Percy's name is in Column 3 of Panel 57.

Detail of Percy's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Steven Cabell (photos, January 2006)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1101)