-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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Reginald Walter John Parsons

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Date of birth: 16th March 1909
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: K67264
Joined Hood First time: 9th January 1927 (Signal Boy)
Left Hood First time: 23rd July 1928 (Ordinary Signalman)
Joined Hood Second time: 28th August 1931 (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood Second time: 6th October 1931 (Stoker 1st Class)
Joined Hood Third time: 17th November 1931 (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood Third time: 31st December 1931 (Stoker 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/363/223(Ancestry)