-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
Harry Cecil Alland

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Date of birth: 28th April 1909
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Wife: Hilda Alland
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/J 112089
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Harry was born on 28 April 1909 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from January 1921 to October 1924. He entered the Navy and was trained at H.M.S. Ganges. He was the husband of Hilda Alland of Gosport. He was serving as an Acting Petty Officer at the time of Hood's sinking. He was 32 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Harry and Hilda on their wedding day

Harry and mates on a fishing trip

Harry and a chum aboard an unidentified ship


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 46, Column 1

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)
Harry's son, Mr Brian Alland (information, photos and papers, 2001)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)