-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

Updated 26-Sep-2016

This page contains a listing of those men with surnames beginning with the letter "B"
Click on any of the men's names to view their individual memorial pages.
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Photo of Stoker 2nd Class John Henry Badcock, courtesy of his niece Mary Hollamby, September 2016
JOHN HENRY BADCOCK
Stoker 2nd Class, P/KX 110312, Royal Navy


FRANK BAILDON
Able Seaman, P/SSX 24371, Royal Navy


Photo of Royal Marine Frederick William Bailey, courtesy of his great-granddaughter, Demi Blundell, April 2009
FREDERICK WILLIAM BAILEY
Marine, PO/18832, Royal Marines


Photo of Ordinary Signalman Leonard Walter James Bailey, courtesy ofJoan Lowe
LEONARD WALTER JAMES BAILEY
Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 159501, Royal Navy


GODFREY JULIUS BAINES
Leading Seaman, P/JX 154089, Royal Navy


ANDREW LEANDER BAKER
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 212472, Royal Navy


 Photo of Leading Stoker George Edward Baker courtesy of Jan Carroll, 2000
GEORGE EDWARD BAKER
Leading Stoker, P/KX 67015, Royal Navy


Photo of Petty Officer Telegraphist Kenneth Alfred Baker, courtesy of his daughter, Barbara Gould, Feb 2001
KENNETH ALFRED BAKER
Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/JX 147862, Royal Navy


Photo of Able Seaman Percy Herbert Balch, courtesy of Michael Nottage, Feb 2001
PERCY HERBERT BALCH
Able Seaman, P/JX 126181, Royal Navy


KENNETH EDWARD GORDON BALDWIN
Stoker 1st Class, P/KX 103695, Royal Navy


Photo of Ordinary Seaman Philip Roger Baldwin, courtesy of Chris Sheldon, July 2012
PHILIP ROGER BALDWIN
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 237431, Royal Navy


CHARLES FREDERICK DAVID BALL
Able Seaman, P/JX 174099, Royal Navy


Photo of Stoker 1st Class Philip Arthur Ball, courtesy of his son, David W. Ball, Sept 2002
PHILIP ARTHUR BALL
Stoker 1st Class, P/KX 98122, Royal Navy


Photo of Leading Stoker Wiliam Ball, courtesy of his nephew, Robbie Roberts, March 2009
WILLIAM BALL
Leading Stoker, P/KX 75116, Royal Navy


Photo of Boy 1st Class Arthur Ballard, courtesy of Jackie Solomon, Nov 2003
ARTHUR BALLARD
Boy 1st Class, P/JX 164162, Royal Navy


ERNEST FRANK BALSDON
Stoker 1st Class, P/KX 96073, Royal Navy


Photo of Able Seaman Anthony Bernard Joseph Bamford, courtesy of his niece, Cathy Bamford, April 2005
ANTHONY BERNARD JOSEPH BAMFORD
Able Seaman, P/JX 157928, Royal Navy


KENNETH JAMES BANFIELD
Boy 1st Class, P/JX 171720, Royal Navy


Photo of Stoker 1st Class George Hamilton Banks courtesy of his niece, Sheila Slack, July 2014
GEORGE HAMILTON BANKS
Stoker 1st Class, P/KX 100460, Royal Navy


Photo of Leading Cook (S) Sidney Thomas Banks, courtesy of his great-grand newphew, Paul Blackburn, June 2003
SIDNEY THOMAS BANKS
Leading Cook (S), P/MX 50364, Royal Navy


Photo of Leading Cook (S) Alexander Cruikshank Barclay, courtesy of his brother, Robert Barclay, March 2001
ALEXANDER CRUICKSHANK BARCLAY
Leading Cook (S), P/MX 59308, Royal Navy


Photo of Ordinary Seaman Tommy Barker, courtesy of Michael Barker, 2000
THOMAS BARKER
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 157016, Royal Navy


Photo of Stoker Petty Officer Thomas George Barnes, courtesy of his son, John C. Barnes, Feb 2001
THOMAS GEORGE BARNES
Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 62197, Royal Navy


WALTER JOHN BARNES
Able Seaman, P/J 54599, Royal Navy


WILLIAM LANCELOT BARNET
Cook (O), P/MX 63110, Royal Navy


IVOR GEORGE BARNETT
Stoker 2nd Class, P/KX 104186, Royal Navy


WALTER ROBERT BARRIE
Able Seaman, P/JX 157059, Royal Navy


WILLIAM HENRY BARRINGER
Marine, PO/X 4223, Royal Marines


ARCHIBALD EDWARD THOMAS BARTLEY
Signal Boatswain, J93895, Royal Navy


Photo of Petty Officer Kenneth Charles Frank Barton, courtesy of his niece, Linda Gustar, October 2009
KENNETH CHARLES FRANK BARTON
Petty Officer, P/JX 126991, Royal Navy


HOWARD BASHAM
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 160189, Royal Navy


Photo of Petty Officer Charles George Bassett, courtesy of his cousing Maisie Dolan, November 2005
CHARLES GEORGE BASSETT
Petty Officer, P/JX 161546, Royal Navy


Photo of Royal Marine Jack Basstone, coutesy of his grandson, Gordon Basstone, December 2007
JACK BASSTONE
Marine, PO/X 100574, Royal Marines


ARTHUR REGINALD BATCHELOR
Yeoman of Signals, P/J 54353, Royal Navy


Photo of Leading Seaman Frederick George Bates, courtesy of Paul Cheney, October 2002
FREDERICK GEORGE BATES
Leading Seaman, P/JX 153715, Royal Navy


Photo of Marine Leonard Arthur Bates, courtesy of his cousin, Stuart Kingston, 2001
LEONARD ARTHUR BATES
Marine, PO/X 1561, Royal Marines


REGINALD STANLEY BATES
Wireman, P/MX 78231, Royal Navy


Photo of Lieutenant-Commander Anthony Roger Townend Batley, courtesy of his nephew Roger Pyrah, 2001
ANTHONY ROGER TOWNEND BATLEY
Lieutenant-Commander, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve


HERBERT WILLIAM LLEWELLYN BATTEN
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 158400, Royal Navy


Photo of Able Seaman Clifford Battersby, courtesy of Mary McKeown, May 2014
CLIFFORD BATTERSBY
Able Seaman, P/JX 154410, Royal Navy


JOHN KENNETH BAXTER
Petty Officer, P/J 112529, Royal Navy


HERBERT JOHN BAYLIS
Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 224176, Royal Navy


Photo of Royal Marine Robert Alan Beard, courtesy of Richard Kerridge, January 2003
ROBERT ALAN BEARD
Marine, PO/X 3360, Royal Marines


Photo of Midshipman Thomas Norman Kemp Beard, courtesy of Lynn Rolston & Chris Varley, October 2009
THOMAS NORMAN KEMP BEARD
Midshipman, Royal Canadian Navy


Photo of Joiner 4th Class Geoffrey Vivian Beardsley, courtesy of Tom Edwards, Feb 2001
GEOFFREY VIVIAN BEARDSLEY
Joiner 4th Class, P/MX 58969, Royal Navy


Photo of Electrical Artificer 3rd Class Cyril Stanley Victor Belcher, courtesy of Ted Ormiston, January 2015
CYRIL STANLEY VICTOR BELCHER
Electrical Artificer 3rd Class, P/MX 51470, Royal Navy


CYRIL KEMP BELL
Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 216464, Royal Navy


Photo of Ordinary Signalman Ronald Thomas Law Bell,courtesy ofhis nephew, Simon Richards, March 2006
RONALD THOMAS LAW BELL
Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 157978, Royal Navy


WILLIAM BELL
Able Seaman, P/CD/X 2532, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve


Photo of Able Seaman James Rowand Belsham, courtesy of his daughters, Peggy Phillips and Betty Faux, 2001
JAMES ROWAND BELSHAM
Able Seaman, P/J 93900, Royal Navy


Photo of Ordinary Seaman Percy Alfred Bembridge, courtesy of Damien W. Sullivan, 2001
PERCY ALFRED BEMBRIDGE
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 161691, Royal Navy


ERNEST BENNETT
Marine, PO/X 3432, Royal Marines


Photo of Boy 1st Class Percival Bennett, courtesy of his cousin Sheila Bracey, September 2003
PERCIVAL BENNETT
Boy 1st Class, P/JX 162618, Royal Navy


Photo of Able Seaman Donald Guille Benoist, courtesy of his sister, Edna Sweet, May 2009
DONALD GUILLE BENOIST
Able Seaman, P/SSX 28581, Royal Navy


LEONARD BENTON
Alias used by LEONARD Goulstine


Photo of Chief Petty Officer Sick Berth Ernest Francis Thomas Benwell, courtesy of his son Peter Benwell, 2001
ERNEST FRANCIS THOMAS BENWELL
Chief Petty Officer Sick Berth, P/M 36898, Royal Navy


KENNETH BERESFORD
Alias used by Kenneth Radley


Photo of Leading Writer Robert Victor Berner, courtesy of his sister-in-law, Elsie Berner, 2001
ROBERT VICTOR BERNER
Leading Writer, P/MX 60040, Royal Navy


Photo of Stoker 1st Class Robert Betts, courtesy of Delia Arkley, August 2015
ROBERT BETTS
Stoker 1st Class, P/K 64411, Royal Navy


Photo of Ordinance Artificer 4th Class Roy Beveridge, courtesy of Thelma Beveridge, March 2012
ROY BEVERIDGE
Ordnance Artificer 4th Class, P/MX 62732, Royal Navy


Photo of Chief Stoker Walden John Biggenden, courtesy of David Watson, 2001
WALDEN JOHN BIGGENDEN
Chief Stoker, P/KX 88862, Royal Navy


Photo of Stoker Petty Officer John Ernest Binnie, courtesy of SJ Haskell DSM, 2001
JOHN ERNEST BINNIE
Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 66612, Royal Navy


Photo of Ordnance Artificer 3rd Class Herbert George Adrian Bird, courtesy of hisson, John Bird, 2001
HERBERT GEORGE ADRIAN BIRD
Ordnance Artificer 3rd Class, P/MX 50730, Royal Navy


Photo of Chief Stoker Charles John Bishop, courtesy of, 2001
CHARLES JOHN BISHOP
Chief Stoker, P/R 49102, Royal Navy


Photo of Petty Officer Edward James Purnell Bishop, courtesy of his daughter, Dorothy Summerfield, Jan 2001
EDWARD JAMES PURNELL BISHOP
Petty Officer, P/JX 151111, Royal Navy


Photo of Ordinary Seaman Leslie William Bispham, courtesy of Paul Cheney, November 2002
LESLIE WILLIAM BISPHAM

Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 157878, Royal Navy


JOHN BISS
Able Seaman, P/JX 135430, Royal Navy


HAROLD GEORGE BLAKE
Leading Stoker, P/KX 81252, Royal Navy


KENNETH ARTHUR FREDERICK BLANN
Able Seaman, P/JX 159936, Royal Navy


Photo of Able Seaman Arthur Benjamin Bleach, courtesy of Jean Cahill, 2001
ARTHUR BENJAMIN BLEACH
Able Seaman, P/SSX 24656, Royal Navy


ANDRÉ BLONDEL
Electrical Artificer 4th Class, P/MX 72194, Royal Navy


Photo of Able Seaman Herbert William Bloodworth, courtesy of Charles Brown, December 2009
HERBERT WILLIAM BLOODWORTH
Able Seaman, P/JX 172182, Royal Navy


Photo of Ordinary Seaman Leonard Blow courtesy of Lyn Bloomer, November 2013
LEONARD BLOW
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 158632, Royal Navy


WILLIAM HENRY THOMAS BLUNT
Leading Cook (S), D/MX 48111, Royal Navy


Photo of Petty Officer Stanley Boardman, courtesy of his nephew Paul Malcolm, 2001
STANLEY BOARDMAN
Petty Officer, P/JX 140291, Royal Navy


ALFRED ARTHUR BOCUTT
Marine, PO/21632, Royal Marines


Photo of Petty Officer William Louis Boncey, courtesy of his niece, Valerie Doe, 2001
WILLIAM LOUIS BONCEY
Petty Officer, P/JX 138206, Royal Navy


Photo of Able Seaman Sidney Wilfred Bond, courtesy of his daughter, Jean Humphrey, February 2006
SIDNEY WILFRED BOND
Able Seaman, P/J 114908, Royal Navy


Photo of Royal Marine Norman Boneham, courtesy of Mark Rushworth, May 2008
NORMAN BONEHAM
Marine, PO/X 4228, Royal Marines


Photo of Able Seaman Jack Boniface,courtesy of Keith Boniface, May 2003
JACK BONIFACE
Able Seaman, P/JX 158220, Royal Navy


Photo of Able Seaman Colin Abbott Bonner, courtesy of his nephew, Colin Bonner, December 2005
COLIN ABBOTT BONNER
Able Seaman, P/JX 181870, Royal Navy


Photo of Engine Room Artificer 4th Class Bernard Jonathan Boone, courtesy of Peter Le Fevre, 2001
BERNARD JONATHAN BOONE
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, P/MX 60188, Royal Navy


Photo of Stoker 2nd Class George Herbert Booth, courtesy of Mary Mckeown, September 2013
GEORGE HERBERT BOOTH
Stoker 2nd Class, P/KX 116710, Royal Navy


HAROLD THOMAS BORRER
Able Seaman, P/JX 157334, Royal Navy


GEORGE BORSBERRY
Petty Officer Cook (S), P/MX 45410, Royal Navy


Photo of Leading Sick Berth Attendant Frank William Bosley, courtesy of Steve Bettesworth, 1999
FRANK WILLIAM BOSLEY
Leading Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 46291, Royal Navy


CHARLES WAUCHOPE BOSTOCK
Chief Mechanician, P/K57520, Royal Navy


REGINALD PERCY BOWER
Able Seaman, P/JX 212274, Royal Navy


RONALD BOWER
Stoker 1st Class, P/KX 104052, Royal Navy


Photo of Ordinary Seaman Leo Stuart Bowers, courtesy of his mother, Ivy Bowers, 2001
LEO STUART BOWERS
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 157338, Royal Navy


DUNCAN BOWIE
Able Seaman, P/CD/X 2180, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve


THOMAS RONALD BOWYER
Ordinary Telegraphist, P/JX 223160, Royal Navy


Photo of Stoker 1st Class Walter Frederick Bowyer, courtesy of Valerie Beaumont, September 2010
WALTER FREDERICK BOWYER
Stoker 1st Class, P/KX 96060, Royal Navy


HAROLD BRADLEY
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 162374, Royal Navy


Photo of Able Seaman Kenneth John Bradley, courtest of his nephew, Ken Nicholls, December 2006
KENNETH JOHN BRADLEY
Able Seaman, P/SSX 25711, Royal Navy


Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Thomas Frank Bradshaw, courtesy of his grandson, Steve Bradshaw, June 2005
THOMAS FRANK BRADSHAW
Stoker 2nd Class, P/KX 103696, Royal Navy


Photo of Joiner 4th Class Harold Bramhall, courtesy of his nephews, David and Jonathan Marsden, March 2010
HAROLD BRAMHALL
Joiner 4th Class, P/SR 598, Royal Navy


Photo of Corporal William Hills Brand, courtesy ofhis niece, Jane Cobb , February 2003
WILLIAM HILLS BRAND

Corporal, PO/X 1776, Royal Marines


Photo of Ordinary Telegraphist Albert Arthur Brandon courtesy of Terry & Norma Elliott, Sept 2005
ALBERT ARTHUR BRANDON
Ordinary Telegraphist, P/SSX 33934, Royal Navy


PAUL DENNIS BRANSDEN
Able Seaman, P/JX 159522, Royal Navy


Photo of Ordinary Seaman Benjamin Arthur Brett, courtesy of Michael Farrell, February 2010
BENJAMIN ARTHUR BRETT
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 157933, Royal Navy


Photo of Ordinary Seaman Arthur William Brewer
ARTHUR WILLIAM BREWER
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 212473, Royal Navy


Photo of Ordinary Seaman George Brewer
GEORGE BREWER
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 212474, Royal Navy


Photo of Telegraphist Arthur Thomas Bridge, courtesy of his nephew, Robert Dunbar, Jul 2001
ARTHUR THOMAS BRIDGE
Telegraphist, P/SSX 33040, Royal Navy


Photo of Ordinary Telegraphist Kenneth Charles Bridges, courtesy of his niece, Wendy Olroyd, 2001
KENNETH CHARLES BRIDGES
Ordinary Telegraphist, C/LD/X 5409, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve


Photo of Ronald William Bridges, courtesy of Peter J P Barwell, Feb 2004
RONALD WILLIAM BRIDGES
Wireman, P/MX 62163, Royal Navy


WILLIAM LESLIE BRIERLEY
Leading Steward, P/LX 23078, Royal Navy


Photo of Wireman Harry Bristow, courtesy of the Express & Star, 2001
HARRY BRISTOW
Wireman, P/MX 71977, Royal Navy


Photo of Royal Marine Clarence Victor Britton, courtesy of Barry W. Ellbourn, May 2010
CLARENCE VICTOR BRITTON
Marine, PO/X 100335, Royal Marines


DENNIS CHARLES BROADHURST
Wireman, P/MX 68620, Royal Navy


WILLIAM NOEL BROADLEY
Leading Seaman, P/JX 143514, Royal Navy


DONALD ARTHUR BROOKES
Telegraphist, P/SSX 29952, Royal Navy


Photo of Stoker 1st Class Gordon Bernard Brooks , courtesy of the Express & Star, May 1941
GORDON BERNARD BROOKS
Stoker 1st Class, P/KX 98127, Royal Navy


JACK BROOKS
Stoker 1st Class, P/KX 90930, Royal Navy


TERRENCE LANCELOT BROOKS
Marine, PO/X 4275, Royal Marines


Photo of Shipwright 3rd Class George William Broom, courtesy of Mr F A Turner, 2001
GEORGE WILLIAM BROOM
Shipwright 3rd Class, P/MX 52995, Royal Navy


ARTHUR BROWN
Marine, PO/21742, Royal Marines


ERIC FRANCIS BROWN
Boy 1st Class, P/JX 163151, Royal Navy


Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Ernest Brown, courtesy of his courin, June Griffiths, January 2004
ERNEST BROWN
Stoker 2nd Class, P/KX 113257, Royal Navy


GEORGE WILLIAM BROWN
Steward, P/L 15186, Royal Navy


Photo of Able Seaman Henry James Brown, courtesy of Malcolm Butler, 2001
HENRY JAMES BROWN
Able Seaman, P/J 97379, Royal Navy


Photo of Leading Seaman John Leonard Brown, courtesy of his niece, Jenny Doughty, March 2005
JOHN LEONARD BROWN
Leading Seaman, P/JX 138751, Royal Navy


Photo of Stoker Petty Officer Robert Knox Brown, courtesy of Andrew Brown, 2000
ROBERT KNOX BROWN
Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 78189, Royal Navy


ROBERT HAROLD PERCY BROWNE
Lieutenant (S), Royal Navy


Photo of Lt Commander John George Plunket Brownrigg, courtesy of his son, Terence Brownrigg, February 2011
JOHN GEORGE PLUNKET BROWNRIGG
Lieutenant-Commander, Royal Navy


Photo of Midshipman Denis Michael Bryant, courtesy of Mrs Elizabeth Wood, May 2004
DENIS MICHAEL BRYANT
Midshipman, Royal Navy


Photo of Mechanician 2nd Class Arthur Ernest James Buck, courtesy of Hannah Snook, 2001
ARTHUR ERNEST JAMES BUCK
Mechanician 2nd Class, P/KX 81986, Royal Navy


Photo of Stoker Petty Officer Herbert Thomas John Buck, courtesy of Hannah Snook, 2001
HERBERT THOMAS JOHN BUCK
Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 85480, Royal Navy


Photo of Midshipman Philip James Buckett, courtesy of Stella Baker, 2001
PHILIP JAMES BUCKETT
Midshipman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve


Photo of Leading Seaman Percival Horace Bull, courtesy of his great-nephew, Steven J, Bull, July 2004
PERCIVAL HORACE BULL
Leading Seaman, P/J 68168, Royal Navy


ROBERT JOHN BULL
Able Seaman, P/J 111735, Royal Navy


Photo of Able Seaman Edward Hessey Bullock, courtesy of his brother, Ben Bullock, April 2004
EDWARD HESSEY BULLOCK
Able Seaman, P/JX 154427, Royal Navy


Photo of Royal Marine Henry William Bullock, courtesy of his children Terry Bullock and Pauline Stevens, 2001
HENRY WILLIAM BULLOCK
Marine, PO/X 546, Royal Marines


WILLIAM FREDERICK BULLOCK
Able Seaman, P/SSX 20035, Royal Navy


Photo of Petty Officer Kenneth Frank Bulman, courtesy of the Bulman family, Feb 2001
KENNETH FRANK BULMAN
Petty Officer, P/J 103720, Royal Navy


Photo of Petty Officer Cook John Benjamin Edgar Burckitt, courtesy of his grandson, Simon Wootten, August 2008
JOHN BENJAMIN EDGAR BURCKITT
Petty Officer Cook, P/MX 46625, Royal Navy


Photo of Warrant Ordnance Officer Henry Burgess, courtesy of his grandson, Dave Burgess, 2001
HENRY BURGESS
Warrant Ordnance Officer, Royal Navy


Photo of Royal Marine Robert Henry Burkin, courtesy of his sister, Mrs D.L. Randell, 2001
ROBERT HENRY BURKIN
Marine, CH/X 692, Royal Marines


Photo of Ordinary Seaman Gordon Roy Burnell, courtesy of his great-niece, Vania Burnell, November 2012
GORDON ROY BURNELL
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 158664, Royal Navy


Photo of Chief Petty Officer William Frederick Richard Burningham, courtesy of his niece Rosina Markey, November 2008
WILLIAM FREDERICK RICHARD BURNINGHAM
Chief Petty Officer, P/J 79704, Royal Navy


ALBERT SIDNEY BURNS
Able Seaman, P/JX 158398, Royal Navy


Photo of Able Seaman Harry Frederick Bussey, courtesy of Tim Daniels, 2001
HARRY FREDERICK BUSSEY
Able Seaman, P/J 57828, Royal Navy


Photo of Able Seaman Horace Albert Butler, courtesy of his nephew, Roy Gossage, February 2004
HORACE ALBERT BUTLER
Able Seaman, P/SSX 20506, Royal Navy


ALFRED NORMAN BUTTERWORTH
Able Seaman, P/JX 204031, Royal Navy


Photo of Boy at Class Francis Byrne courtesy of Carla Byrne, July 2010
FRANCIS BYRNE
Boy 1st Class, P/JX 164289, Royal Navy


THOMAS GERALD BYRNE
Stoker 1st Class, P/KX 98118, Royal Navy