-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Crew List
Updated 17-Apr-2010

It is estimated that as many as 9,000 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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Edgar Nichols





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Marines
Service No.: Ply/ 21303
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Marine
Period in Hood: ? - 18 Aug 1923 (died)
Biographical Information: Edgar was born in 1899. Having served in the Royal Marines in an unknown capacity during World War 1, he joined H.M.S. Hood as a very young Marine when the ship first came into service. He continued to serve in Hood until he died of an illness at his home, West Barton Farm, Tiverton, Devon on 18 August 1923, during the time when the ship was in dock for a refit in 1923. In 1922 Edgar had married a Plymouth girl called Marjory Williams. The couple had a son, Donald, who was born just 4 months before Edgar’s death. A few months after Edgar's death Marjory and her son Donald sailed for New Zealand to start a new life. The family eventually settled in Aukland. Edgar's son, Donald, served in the Royal New Zealand Navy in World War 2.