-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 Barkis Dakers

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Date of birth: 26th August 1908
Place of birth: Hebburn, County Durham, England
Wife: Elsie Dakers
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Sick Berth Attendant
Service Number: P/MX 72345
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 26th August 1908 in Hebburn, County Durham. He and his wife lived at Harvey Street, Hebburn. Before the war he was a member of the Jarrow St John ambulance brigade. He is believed to have joined the Navy in late 1940.

William was 32 years old at the time of his loss.

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

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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

William's name is in Column 2 of Panel 57.

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)
Irene Gray (photo & information taken from 31st May 1941 "Newcastle Evening Chronicle," July 2017)