-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 Cross

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Date of birth: 24th January 1890
Place of birth: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Previous occupation: Fitter & Turner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Electrical Artificer 1st Class
Service Number: M8860
Joined Hood: 10th March 1931 (Electrical Artificer 1 st Class)
Left Hood: 30th August 1933 (Electrical Artificer 1st Class)

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: ADM363/146(Ancestry)