-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 Glasson Reid

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Date of birth: 5th November 1886
Place of birth: Oreston, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Dockyard Shipwright
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Shipwright 1st Class
Service Number: M7365
Joined Hood: 21st August 1921 (Shipwright 2nd Class)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Shipwright 1st Class)

Biographical Information: Having been a civilian shipwright in Devonport dockyard, Devon native William Reid joined the RN as a Shipwright 2nd Class in March 1914, as increasing tensions in Europe foreshadowed the outbreak of the First World War later that year. Later in 1914 he joined the modern battleship HMS Thunderer, in which he was present at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916.

William joined HMS Hood, then nearly new, in 1921, and during his two years on board was advanced to Shipwright 1st Class.

Having served 22 years' pensionable time, William left the RN in March 1936, but rejoined later for service in World War II, finally leaving the Service in November 1944, at the age of 58.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
John Michael Glasson Reid, Grandson, information October 2020.