-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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Walter Dawson

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Date of birth: 11th October 1894
Place of birth: Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
Previous occupation: Plumber
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Yeoman of Signals
Service Number: J8746
Joined Hood First time: 10th June 1922 (Leading Signalman)
Left Hood First time: 30th May 1923 (Yeoman of Signals)
Joined Hood Second time: 13th April 1927 (Yeoman of Signals)
Left Hood Second time: 12th December 1928 (Yeoman of Signals)

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)
Service Record: ADM/363/350 and ADM/188/664(Ancestry)