-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 04-Dec-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Yeoman of Signals Arthur L. Nevett, courtesy of his granddaughter, Gillian Hinkley, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Yeoman of Signals
Service Number: P/J 65737
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Arthur was born on 09 June 1901 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.  He joined the Royal Navy on 9 January 1917, at the age of fifteen, as a Boy Second Class, and in June that year began his specialisation in the Signals branch.  He served in the battleship H.M.S. Thunderer late in World War I, and hence was awarded both the Victory and British War medals.

On his eighteenth birthday, 9 June 1919, Arthur signed on in the Royal Navy for an initial period of 12 years “man’s time” – later extended to 22 - and served in a variety of locations, notably the battleships Warspite and Barham.

Arthur was drafted to H.M.S. Hood on 2 June 1939, in the rate of Leading Signalman, and was advanced onboard to Acting Yeoman of Signals on 1 September that year.  He was confirmed in that rate on 1 September 1940 whilst still in Hood.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 52, 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.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His granddaughter, Gillian Hinkley (photo, 2001)
His granddaughter, Delcia Bottomley (information, November 2017)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)