-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 Harold Cobb

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Date of birth: 23rd November 1922
Place of birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Parents: John and Emma Cobb
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 159593
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

William was born on 23rd November 1922 in Birmingham, Warwickshire to parents John and Emma Cobb. The family lived in Harborne, Warwickshire. He is known to have had one brother, John (known as Jack). Wiliam was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Bill and his family


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)
ADM 101/565
Anne Wright (photo & information, February 2010)