-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 Francis Lawrence Dade

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Date of birth: 10th June 1907
Place of birth: North Horsham, Sussex, England
Parents: Frank and Grace Dade
Wife: Ruth Dade
Previous occupation: Fitter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Steward
Service Number: P/LX 20311
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Leading Steward)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Petty Officer Steward (Temporary))
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 10th June 1907 in North Horsham, Sussex to Frank and Grace Dade. He was the husband of Ruth Dade, of Fareham, Hampshire. He was the father of Alan, Valerie and Shirley Dade. William was serving as an Petty Officer Steward (Temporary) and was 33 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
21st July 192621st March 1928Victory IIOfficer's Steward 4th ClassADM362/37
22nd March 192820th July 1928FisgardOfficer's Steward 4th ClassADM362/37
21st July 192810th November 1930FisgardOfficer's Steward 3rd ClassADM362/37
11th November 19305th January 1931Victory II - IV (Vortigern)Officer's Steward 3rd ClassADM363/596
6th January 193130th September 1931Victory II - IVOfficer's Steward 3rd ClassADM363/596
1st October 193131st August 1932Victory II - IVStewardADM363/596
1st September 19323rd January 1935NelsonStewardADM363/596
4th January 193522nd June 1936Victory IIStewardADM363/596
23rd June 193617th January 1937Victory IILeading StewardADM363/596
18th January 19373rd November 1937Excellent (Erebus)Leading StewardADM363/596
4th November 19375th November 1937Victory IIStewardADM363/596
6th November 193713th April 1938Victory IIStewardADM363/596
14th April 193823rd June 1938Hawkins (Westminster)StewardADM363/596
24th June 19389th September 1938Effingham (Westminster)StewardADM363/596
10th September 193830th September 1938Dunedin (Hawkins)StewardADM363/596
1st October 193816th October 1938Victory II (Hawkins)StewardADM363/596
17th October 19383rd November 1938Dunedin (Hawkins)StewardADM363/596
4th November 193820th January 1939Dunedin (Hawkins)Leading StewardADM363/596
21st January 193915th February 1939Victory IILeading StewardADM363/596
16th February 19391st June 1939VernonLeading StewardADM363/596
2nd June 193931st March 1940HoodLeading StewardADM363/596
1st April 194024th May 1941HoodPetty Officer Steward (Temporary)ADM363/596

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

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

William's name is in Column 1 of Panel 58.

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 son, Alan Dade (photo & information, January 2004)