-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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William Alford

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Date of birth: 6th April 1893
Place of birth: Cardiff , Glamorganshire, Wales
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Signalman
Service Number: J3626
Joined Hood: 15th January 1922 (Signalman)
Left Hood: 5th January 1923 (Signalman)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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/363/256(Ancestry)