-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 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
WILLIAM EDWARD REAY DSM

Photo of Petty Officer William Edward Reay DSM, courtesy of Brian Reay, May 2003
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/JX 130543
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "George" as he was known to his family and friends, was born on 09 October 1911 in Workington, Cumberland to William and Elizabeth Reay. He was married to Daisy Reay, of Sacriston, County Durham. He was the father of Janet Reay (born on the day he died). William was a recipient of the Croix de Guerre, RN, for actions at Narvik. He was 29 years old at the time of his loss.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 46, Column 2 (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
Brian Reay (photo & information, May 2003)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ