-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 John Lidstone

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Date of birth: 18th April 1886
Place of birth: Schull, County Cork, Ireland
Previous occupation: Scholar
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: 222629
Joined Hood: 15th April 1920 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Leading Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
26th August 190213th May 1903Black PrinceBoy 2nd ClassADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th May 190310th October 1903Black PrinceBoy 1st ClassADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th October 190331st December 1903MinotaurBoy 1st ClassADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19049th February 1904Boscawen IIBoy 1st ClassADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th February 190417th April 1904Boscawen IIIBoy 1st ClassADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th April 190422nd April 1904Boscawen IIIOrdinary SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd April 190410th May 1904Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th May 190430th November 1904TheseusOrdinary SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 190415th June 1905CornwallOrdinary SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th June 190531st December 1906CornwallAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 190716th March 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th March 19077th September 1907CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th September 190716th September 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th September 190710th December 1908Sapphire IIAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th December 19085th January 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 190928th February 1910HannibalAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 191025th January 1912VanguardAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th January 191227th March 1912VanguardLeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th March 191230th September 1912Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191230th June 1913MagnificentLeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19132nd November 1914ForesightLeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd November 191420th November 1914Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st November 191431st December 1914Victory ILeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191517th October 1916Dido (Manly)Leading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th October 191618th May 1917Vivid I (Minos)Leading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 19175th June 1919SuffolkLeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th June 191914th April 1920Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 192014th May 1923HoodLeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192320th August 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st August 192322nd August 1923Vivid II (Tedworth)Leading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd August 192327th August 1924Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192422nd May 1925Queen ElizabethLeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd May 19251st September 1925Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 19258th January 1926Victory XI (Burslem)Leading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th January 192617th April 1926Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/392 via WW1 Lives at Sea