-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
Frederick George Davey

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Date of birth: 24th November 1901
Place of birth: Camberwell, London, England
Wife: Ethel Davey
Previous occupation: Watts N.S. Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Telegraphist
Service Number: P/J 73964
Joined Hood: 27th May 1940 (Acting Leading Telegraphist)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Telegraphist)
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Biographical Information:

Fred, as he was known, was born on 24th November 1901 in Camberwell, London. He was the husband of Ethel Davey, of Stamshaw, Portsmouth. Together they had three daughters, Sheila, Sylvia and Brenda.

Fred is known to have served in H.M.S. Devonport in the 1920s. He is also known to have been assigned to Gibraltar in the early 1930s. He was in Victory Barracks in May 1940 and was subsequently assigned to Hood. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
27th June 191723rd October 1917GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/794
24th October 191712th March 1918GangesBoy TelegraphistADM188/794
13th March 191823rd November 1919Queen ElizabethBoy TelegraphistADM188/794
24th November 191925th August 1920Queen ElizabethOrdinary TelegraphistADM188/794
26th August 19203rd September 1920Queen ElizabethTelegraphistADM188/794
4th September 192022nd September 1920Pembroke ITelegraphistADM188/794
23rd September 19205th June 1924Columbine (Waterhen)TelegraphistADM188/794
6th June 192417th September 1924Pembroke ITelegraphistADM188/794
18th September 192413th March 1925Victory ITelegraphistADM188/794
1st January 192518th March 1929FuriousTelegraphistADM188/794
14th March 192531st December 1924ExcellentTelegraphistADM188/794
19th March 192925th July 1929ConstanceTelegraphistADM363/305
26th July 192930th September 1929Victory I - IITelegraphistADM363/305
1st October 192925th June 1932CormorantTelegraphistADM363/305
26th June 193226th August 1932Victory ITelegraphistADM363/305
27th August 193221st April 1933ChampionTelegraphistADM363/305
22nd April 193323rd March 1934Cyclops (Douglas)TelegraphistADM363/305
24th March 193430th April 1934Victory II (Douglas)TelegraphistADM363/305
1st May 19349th July 1935Cyclops (Douglas)TelegraphistADM363/305
10th July 193523rd April 1936Victory ITelegraphistADM363/305
24th April 19366th May 1938Victory II (Exmouth)TelegraphistADM363/305
7th May 19387th June 1938Victory ITelegraphistADM363/305
8th June 193821st June 1938DunedinTelegraphistADM363/305
22nd June 193825th July 1939Victory ITelegraphistADM363/305
26th July 193930th September 1939Maidstone II (Hereward)TelegraphistADM363/305
1st October 193931st January 1940Victory II (Hereward)TelegraphistADM363/305
1st February 194011th April 1940Victory II (Hereward)Acting Leading TelegraphistADM363/305
12th April 194026th May 1940Victory IActing Leading TelegraphistADM363/305
27th May 194031st January 1941HoodActing Leading TelegraphistADM363/305
1st February 194124th May 1941HoodLeading TelegraphistADM363/305

Additional Photos

Frederick, his wife Ethel and their daughter, Sheila

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)

Frederick's name is in Column 2 of Panel 52.

Detail of Frederick'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)
Les and Linda Richardson, May 2007 (Photo & information, May 2007)