-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
William Alfred Clayton

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Date of birth: 9th January 1923
Place of birth: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Parents: Arthur and Alice Clayton
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 159394
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

William was born on 9th January 1923 in Adelaide, South Australia to Arthur and Alice Clayton. The family later lived in Yardley, Birmingham. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 50, Column 2

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)