-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 Crellin

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Date of birth: 26th April 1915
Place of birth: Maryport, Cumberland, England
Parents: William and Rachel Crellin
Wife: Helen Crellin
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 108230
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)






Biographical Information:

William was born on 26th April 1915 in Maryport, Cumberland to William and Rachel Crellin. He was the couple sixth and last child, his siblings being Annie, Tom, Sarah, Isabella dn Eleanor.

William was married to Helen and the couple are shown as living at 26 Union Street, Wigton in the 1939 census. William was working as a wet threader in a transparent paper mill at the time so it appears that he may have joined the Royal Navy in response to the country's wartime needs. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



William and Helen.





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 55, Column 1






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)
Annie Glendinning, June 2020 (photograph)