-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

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: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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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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Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

William's name is in Column 3 of Panel 47.

Detail of William's name.

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)