-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 Alfred Arnold

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Date of birth: 2nd September 1911
Place of birth: Kingston, 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:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

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


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 53, 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)
Mr Harry Wannerton (1938 Stoker's Dart Team photo)