-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 Alfred Compton

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Date of birth: 1st January 1901
Place of birth: Dartford, Kent, England
Wife: Florence Compton
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/K 55190
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

William was born on 1st January 1901 in Dartford, Kent. He was the husband of Florence Compton, of Emsworth, Hampshire. He was 40 years old at the time of his loss.




Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 54, Column 2






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
William's daughter-in-law, Mrs S. Compton (photo, 2001)