-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 James Churchward

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Date of birth: 6th February 1886
Place of birth: Devonport, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Greenwich Schoolboy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Writer
Service Number: 344171
Joined Hood First time: 3rd March 1920 (Chief Writer)
Left Hood First time: 31st March 1920 (Chief Writer)
Joined Hood Second time: 1st April 1920 (Chief Writer)
Left Hood Second time: 6th January 1922 (Chief Writer)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

Additional Photographs
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)