-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.

Chainbar divider

Ernest George Burgon

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Date of birth: 2nd April 1895
Place of birth: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Previous occupation: Ship's Smith
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordnance Artificer 3rd Class
Service Number: M10356
Joined Hood: 14th October 1921 (Acting Ordnance Artificer 4th Class)
Left Hood: 14th January 1925 (Ordnance Artificer 3rd Class)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
14th November 191413th April 1915Vivid IIArmourer's CrewADM188/1038
14th April 191531st March 1918CenturionArmourer's CrewADM188/1038
1st April 191812th March 1919CenturionActing Armourer' MateADM188/1038
13th March 191914th May 1919Vivid IIActing Armourer' MateADM188/1038
15th May 191910th February 1921DauntlessActing Armourer' MateADM188/1038
11th February 192113th February 1921Vivid IIIActing Armourer' MateADM188/1038
14th February 192113th October 1921Vivid IIIActing Ordnance Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1038
14th October 192113th February 1922HoodActing Ordnance Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1038
14th February 192213th February 1924HoodOrdnance Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1038
14th February 192413th January 1925HoodOrdnance Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1038
14th January 192517th May 1925Vivid IOrdnance Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1038
18th May 192517th May 1926Queen ElizabethOrdnance Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1038
18th May 192625th May 1927ValiantOrdnance Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1038
26th May 192730th December 1927Vivid IIOrdnance Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1038
31st December 192713th February 1928RodneyOrdnance Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1038
14th February 192814th April 1930RodneyOrdnance Artificer 2nd ClassADM188/1038
15th April 19306th May 1930Vivid II - VOrdnance Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/147
7th May 19306th February 1933Queen ElizabethOrdnance Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/147
7th February 193313th February 1933Victory IIOrdnance Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/147
14th February 193320th February 1933Victory IIOrdnance Artificer 1st ClassADM363/147
21st February 193325th July 1934ExcellentOrdnance Artificer 1st ClassADM363/147
26th July 193412th November 1936RevengeOrdnance Artificer 1st ClassADM363/147
13th November 1936Shore PensionedOrdnance Artificer 1st ClassADM363/147

Additional Photographs
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)
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
Service Record: ADM363/147(Ancestry)