-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
Douglas Alan Davies

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Date of birth: 17th May 1917
Place of birth: Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales
Parents: Thomas and Bertha Davies
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 140190
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Douglas was born 17th May 1917 in Whitecroft, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. He was the eldest son of Thomas and Bertha Davies, of Bream, Gloucestershire. At age 14 he left school to work in a coal yard. He entered the Navy at age 16 and served on both H.M.S. Rodney and H.M.S. Nelson before he was appointed to H.M.S. Hood. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Douglas's name is in Column 3 of Panel 47.

Detail of Douglas'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 niece, Ann Smart (photo & information, June 2001)