-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
William Sidney Dunwell

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Date of birth: 2nd November 1902
Place of birth: Leatherhead, Surrey, England
Parents: Sidney and Emily Dunwell
Wife: Gladys Dunwell
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 95509
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

William was born on 2nd November 1902 in Leatherhead, Epsom to parents Sidney and Emily Dunwell. He was the husband of Gladys Dunwell and father of Sydney Dunwell of Fleet, Hampshire. William was 38 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

William and Gladys on their wedding day, 20 January 1940


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 47, Column 3

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Sheila Bayley (Information, July 2003)
The National Archives (ADM 188/838)
His grandson, Paul Dunwell (photo, December 2008)