-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 Rees

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Date of birth: 14th October 1908
Place of birth: Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales
Previous occupation: Fitter's Helper
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J114407
Joined Hood First time: 4th December 1926 (Ordinary Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 13th December 1927 (Ordinary Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 7th February 1928 (Ordinary Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 27th August 1928 (Able Seaman)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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)
Service Record: ADM363/114(Ancestry)