-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 14-May-2015

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
WILLIAM HENRY PERRY

Photo of Petty Officer Cook (O) William Henry Perry, courtesy of Mary Mckeown, April 2015

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Cook (O)
Service Number: P/L 8118
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: William was born on 02 January 1900 in Rothsay, Buteshire, to parents John and Elizabeth Perry. He was raised in Shirrell Heath. He joined the Navy at age 16 and went on to serve for 25 years. He was a keen footballer and was known to have played for Shedfield.

He was the husband of Daisy Perry, of Shedfield, Hampshire, together they had three children.

William is believed to have served in Hood since the start of the war and was due to retire around the time the ship was sunk. He was 41 years old at the time of his loss. You can read an interesting story about William here.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 3 (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
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "Hampshire Telegraph & Post", 20 June 1941)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1004)