-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
David Morgan Evans

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Date of birth: 21st April 1911
Place of birth: Glynneath, Glamorgan, Wales
Wife: Hildred Evans
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 108911
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information: David Morgan Evans was born on 21st April 1911 in Glynneath, Glamorgan, Wales. He is later believed to have lived in neighbouring Pontwalby.

David was a rugby player of high calibre. His rugby career began in the rugby union code. He joined Neath in 1933/34 and quickly established himself as a hard-working, mobile prop forward in the best traditions of the club as Neath stormed to the first of two successive Welsh championships in which 'D.M.' was a key man.

David was a regular choice for the Welsh All Blacks and earned a Welsh trial in just his second season in 1934. He was in the Neath-Aberavon pack which gave New Zealand a torrid time (3-13) in 1935 but he then changed rugby codes, joining Huddersfield Rugby League Club over Christmas 1935. He is pictured in their colours. David played rugby league for Wales Rugby League in 1936/37 in three wins against England, France and a Rugby League XIII.

David was married, and a contemporary edition of the 'Huddersfield Examiner' gives his address as Neath Crest, William Street, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. He and his wife had one child, a daughter. He never saw his daughter as she was born on the very day he died.

David was 30 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

David's name is in Column 1 of Panel 56.

Detail of David'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)
Derek Farrar (information, February 2012)
Tony Baynham (information, November 2007)
Michael Price, Secretary, Neath RFC, photo and information April 2021
Further biographical detail from a contemporary edition of the 'Huddersfield Examiner', per Elaine Archer December 2023.