-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 06-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
HORACE DONALD DAVIES

Photo of Royal Marine Lieutenant Horace Donald Davies, courtesy of his cousin, Mrs V Couling, 2001

Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Lieutenant
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Horace was Head Boy of the choir at St Thomas the Martyr Church, Bristol. Horace was was married in Edinburgh during January 1941. One of his shipboard duties was ship's censor. He was also a friend of Jon Pertwee of "Doctor Who" fame. He was 25 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 58, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
St Thomas the Martyr Church, Bristol
and
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Additional Photographs
Photo of Royal Marine Lieutenant Horace Donald Davies, courtesy of his cousin, Mrs V Couling, 2001
Above- Horace's wedding party. Horace and his bride are seated front row, centre. In the back row, with an "X" above his head is the actor Jon Pertwee (of "Dr Who" fame). He was Horace's batman.

Memorial plaque for Horace Davies
Above- a plaque commemorating Horace Davies in the church of St Thomas the Martyr, Bristol


Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Horace's cousin, Mrs V. Couling (photo, June 2001)
"Moon Boots and Dinner Suits" by Jon Pertwee, 1984
Mr. R.G. Burgoyne (photo & information, May 2007)