-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 Pile Searle

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Date of birth: 7th January 1904
Place of birth: Devonport, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Warehouseman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Supply Assistant
Service Number: M38949
Joined Hood: 28th July 1925 (Supply Assistant)
Left Hood: 6th January 1929 (Supply Assistant)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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: ADM363/197(Ancestry)