-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 Raymond Court

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Date of birth: 8th October 1918
Place of birth: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Parents: Charles and Alice Court
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 141945
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Bill, as he was known, was born on 8th October 1918 in Manchester, Lancashire to Charles and Alice Court. The family later lived in Wythenshawe, Lancashire. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 47, Column 3

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His niece, Avril Smith (photo, July 2010)