-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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Herbert William Rolley

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Date of birth: 8th July 1906
Place of birth: Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, England
Previous occupation: T.S.B
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordnance Artificer 1st Class
Service Number: M37065
Joined Hood: 8th May 1938 (Ordnance Artificer 2nd Class)
Left Hood: 1st January 1941 (Ordnance Artificer 1st Class)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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)
Service Record: ADM/363/174(Ancestry)