-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 Ernest Sydney Allen

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Date of birth: 11th July 1904
Place of birth: Brighton, Sussex, England
Parents: William and Florence Allen
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 98121
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 11 July 1904 in Brighton, Sussex to William and Florence Allen. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
28th July 192030th January 1921ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/843
31st January 192128th February 1921Thunderer (Conqueror)Boy 2nd ClassADM188/843
1st March 192131st March 1921Thunderer (Conqueror)Boy 1st ClassADM188/843
1st April 192126th May 1921ConquerorBoy 1st ClassADM188/843
27th May 192110th July 1922Iron DukeBoy 1st ClassADM188/843
11th July 19224th October 1923Iron DukeOrdinary SeamanADM188/843
5th October 192323rd October 1923Iron DukeAble SeamanADM188/843
24th October 192326th April 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/843
27th April 192630th June 1928Egmont II (Worcester)Able SeamanADM188/843
1st July 192820th August 1928Victory II (Worcester)Able SeamanADM188/843
21st August 19284th October 1928Victory IAble SeamanADM188/843
5th October 19287th June 1929ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/843
8th June 192917th July 1931Iron DukeAble SeamanADM363/394
18th July 193117th October 1932ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/394
18th October 193223rd August 1935Royal SovereignAble SeamanADM363/394
24th August 19357th September 1936ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/394
8th September 193624th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/394

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)

William's name is in Column 1 of Panel 47.

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)
Eileen Christie (transcription of service record), June 2020
Service Record ADM188/843 and ADM363/394, The National Archives / Ancestry