-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
PERCY JAMES DAVIS

Photo of Stoker 1st Class Percy James Davis, courtesy of his niece, Mrs Gladys Powell, 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 97430
Date Joined Hood: 12 November 1939
Biographical Information: Percy was born on 02 January 1915 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire to William and Amy Davis. The family later lived in Watford, Hertfordshire.

Percy joined the Navy on 25 July 1939. Prior to that he had worked as a factory hand. He served at H.M.S. Victory until November 1939 when he joined the crew of Hood. He was awarded the The War Medal, Atlantic Star, Conduct Star and the 1949-1945 stars.

He was 26 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 55, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Percy's niece, Mrs Gladys Powell (photo, August 2001)
His great-niece, Karen Gomm (information, July 2012)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)