-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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Laurence Albert Wilkes

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Date of birth: 21st June 1896
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: Fitter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief ERA 2nd Class
Service Number: M30090
Joined Hood First time: 31st August 1933 (ERA 1st Class)
Left Hood First time: 28th August 1936 (Chief ERA 2nd Class)
Joined Hood Second time: 31st August 1933 (ERA 1st Class)
Left Hood Second time: 28th August 1936 (Chief ERA 2nd Class)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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: ADM363/169(Ancestry)
Service Record: ADM363/169(Ancestry)