-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
Chainbar divider

In Remembrance of
Percy James Davis

Photo of
Date of birth: 2nd January 1915
Place of birth: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
Parents: William and Amy Davis
Wife: Hilda Davis
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 97430
Joined Hood: November 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Stoker 1st Class)
Click here to print memorial poster

Biographical Information:

Percy was born on 2nd January 1915 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire to William and Amy Davis. The family later lived in Watford, Hertfordshire.

Percy joined the Navy on 25th July 1939. Prior to that he had worked as a factory hand. He served at H.M.S. Victory until November 1939 when he joined the crew of Hood. He was awarded the The War Medal, Atlantic Star, Conduct Star and the 1949-1945 stars.

He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.

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)

Percy's name is in Column 1 of Panel 55.

Detail of Percy'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)
Percy's niece, Mrs Gladys Powell (photo, August 2001)
His great-niece, Karen Gomm (information, July 2012)