-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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William Harold Withers

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Date of birth: 27th August 1887
Place of birth: Barrow, Lancashire, England
Previous occupation: Engine Fitter & Turner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief ERA 2nd Class
Service Number: M1274
Joined Hood Second time: 1st April 1902 (Chief ERA 2nd Class)
Left Hood Second time: 4th May 1923 (Chief ERA 2nd Class)
Joined Hood First time: 4th February 1920 (Chief ERA 2nd Class)
Left Hood First time: 31st March 1920 (Chief ERA 2nd Class)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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/363/451 and ADM/188/1020(Ancestry)