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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
William Alfred Arnold

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Date of birth: 2nd September 1911
Place of birth: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
Parents: Walter J & Mary E Arnold
Wife: Faith Arnold
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/KX 80686
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

William born on 2nd September 1911 in Kingston, Surrey to parents Walter and Mary Arnold. He was the husband of Faith Arnold, of Portsmouth, Hampshire. William was an expert darts player and was a member of Hood's champion Stokers' Darts Team in 1938. He was serving in Hood as an Acting Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary). He was 29 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Hood's 1938 Stoker's Dart team at Malta. William is in the back row, 2nd from the left

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 3 of Panel 53.

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)
Mr Harry Wannerton (1938 Stoker's Dart Team photo)