-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Crew & Dockyard Workers Lost Prior to the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood

Updated 07-Feb-2017

These men died while building or serving in Hood. Some actually died aboard ship, whereas others died in hospital or while otherwise physically away, but still assigned to the ship. We will post more information on these men as well as additional casualties as we come across it. We would like to thank Mr Don Kindell for providing the vast bulk of this information. We'd also like to thank Mr Stuart Tamblin for additional details. Other sources are listed within the applicable memorials below. These are chronologically sorted listings.

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JAMES MCGREGOR
Civilian Engineer/Worker, John Brown & Company, Ltd. Shipyard
Additional Information: Died aboard Hood on Monday, 19th May 1919 as the result of an explosion which took place in a compartment beneath the carpenter's heavy store. He was 32 years old.


JOHN MORTON
Civilian Engineer/Worker, John Brown & Company, Ltd. Shipyard
Additional Information: Died aboard Hood on Monday, 19th May 1919 as the result of an explosion which took place in a compartment beneath the carpenter's heavy store. He was 25 years old.


SIDNEY HINGSTON
Chief Stoker Petty Officer, Chief Stoker, 306670, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Sidney was born in Bigbury, Devon on 26 September 1885. He was the husband of Keturah Hingston. He died 15 June 1920 of an illness in Scandinavian waters during Hood's first foreign cruise. He was 34 years old at the time of his loss.
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Buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark, Row 13, Grave 1064.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


LEONARD TOM EDWARDS
Officers Steward 2nd Class, L 10673, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Leonard was born in Ottery Saint Mary, Devon on 04 March 1900. He died following an illness on 25 March 1921. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


FREDERICK JOHN NEWLAND
Leading Seaman, J 49071, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Frederick was born in Hammersmith, London on 21 April 1899. Died by his own hand on 12 June 1921. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


ALFRED GEORGE FIELD
Boy 1st Class, J 96703, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Alfred was born in Hungerford, Berkshire on 03 September 1904. He was lost at sea - missing, presumed drowned - on 22 August 1922 off St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands. He was 17 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


THOMAS MARTIN BROAD
Petty Officer, 229152, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Served under the alias of "Thomas Coombes." Thomas was born in Tavistock, Devon on 18 January 1887. He died on 31 January 1923 following an illness. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


Photo of Royal Marine Edgar Nichols, courtesy of Ken Nichols and Don Nichols, BEM, 2008
EDGAR NICHOLS
Marine, Ply/ 21303, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Edgar Nichols was born in 1899. He joined the Royal Marine Artillery in 1917. The following year he was assigned to the Royal Marine Field Force detachment to North Russia on board H.M.S. Glory (aka Glory III). He was assigned in late 1919 to H.M.S. Hood which was preparing to enter service. He remained with Hood until his death on 18 August 1923 following an illness He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


Photo of Able Seaman James Horton
JAMES (JIM) HORTON
Able Seaman, J 102952, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Jim was born in Kingswinford, Staffordshire on 26 June 1904. He was drowned on 25 November 1923 whilst attempting to rescue children from a frozen pond. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss. To learn more about his tragic loss and funeral, click here.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


WALTER FRANCIS BENGER
Able Seaman, J 17941, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Walter was born in Portland, Dorset on 02 March 1897. He died, following an illness, on 05 February 1924 while at Port Swettenham during "World Cruise." He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


ALFRED DOUGLAS PUNSHON
Chief Signal Boatswain, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Alfred was born on 14 October 1877 in Brighton, Sussex. His orginal service number was 177629. He later become a Boatswain (warrant officer). He died in a Melbourne, Australia hospital on 25 March 1924 from a heart attack suffered during the "World Cruise." He was 46 years old at the time of his loss. He is buried at the Melbourne General Cemetery, in the Independent Section ‘B’, grave 521.
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Click here for additional information on his service as a rating via the National Archives
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


GEORGE ARNOTT
Stoker 1st Class, K 60731 , Royal Navy
Additional Information: George was born in Manchester, Lancashire on 20 June 1900. He died on 10 November 1924, following an illness. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


MICHAEL MACKEY
Officers Steward 1st Class, L 6031, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Michael was born in Cork on 16 April 1892. He drowned on 15/16 November 1924. He was 32 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


DAVID DALGLEISH
Able Seaman, J 41983, Royal Navy
Additional Information: David was born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire on 26 June 1896. He died on 16 November 1924 following an accident. He was 28 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


BERNARD COBRIDGE
Officers Steward 3rd Class, L 13377, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Bernard was born in Newton Abbot, Devon on 25 March 1897. He drowned on 22 January 1925. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


MATTHEW FREDERCK LARCOMBE
Sick Berth Attendant, M 36018, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Matthew was born in Chard, Somerset on 12 September 1901. He drowned on 27 February 1925. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 188/1090/36018


NIGEL MATTIN
Ordinary Seaman, J 106965, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Nigel was born in Halesworth, Suffolk on 23 July 1907. He died on 26 November 1925 as a result of an accident. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


EDWARD TREVELYAN SIMS
Electrical Artificer 3rd Class, M 36225, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Edward was born in Weymouth, Dorset on 23 January 1901. He died on 16 June 1926, following an illness. He was 25 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


JAMES CANNIFFE
Able Seaman, 229493, Royal Navy
Additional Information: James was born in Bandon, Cork on 10 February 1888. He died on 22 May 1927 following an illness. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


SIMON AARON FOX
Petty Officer, J 8603, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Simon was born in Saint Pancras, London on 16 January 1894. He died on 14 June 1927, following an illness. He was 33 years old at the time of his loss. He served under the alias Samuel Albert Fox
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Sources: ADM 104/111 (page 242) & ADM 53/78918


WALTER COLE
Marine, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died on 04 August 1927 in Haslar Royal Naval Hospital, following an illness. He was 31 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


ARTHUR JONES SALES
Petty Officer, J 13923, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Arthur was born in Woolwich, Kent on 04 February 1895. He died on 19 November 1928, following an illness. He was 33 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/111 (page 242)


LANGFORD (FIRST NAME UNKNOWN)
Able Seaman, P/J 3739, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Mr Langford was a dockyard worker at the Naval Base in Portsmouth, Hants, UK. He died on/about 15 February 1930 due to Carbon Monoxide poisoning following work inside one of Hood's watertight compartments. We have no additional information.


LESLIE SCARBOROUGH WOODWARD
Able Seaman, P/J 3739, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Leslie was born in Forest Hill, London on 15 November 1892. He died on 11 April 1931, following an illness. He was 28 years old at the time of his loss.
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ALBERT C. BAVERIDGE
Able Seaman, P/J 111587, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died on 12 April 1931, following a motorcycle accident. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss.
Source: ADM 104/112 (page 194)


DENIS L. KEEGAN
Stoker 1st Class, P/K 66573, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Drowned on 15 October 1933. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss.
Source: ADM 104/112 (page 194)


JOHN LLOYD NELSON
Shipwright 1st Class, P/M 17302, Royal Navy
Additional Information: John was born in Neyland, Pembrokeshire on 09 July 1892. He died on 01 January 1934, following an illness. He was 41 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/112 (page 194)


CHARLES E. BINSTEAD
Ordinary Telegraphist, P/JX 137172, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died on 05 November 1934, following an illness. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.
Source: ADM 104/112 (page 194)


Photo of Boy 1st Class James Maurice Brown
JAMES MAURICE BROWN
Boy 1st Class, P/JX 141271, Royal Navy
Additional Information: James was the son or Mr and Mrs R. Brown of Childe Square, Stamshaw, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Hood was his only ship. He was injured after falling overboard early one morning, near Arosa Bay, Spain on 19 January 1935. He was 16 years old at the time of his loss. He was buried in the British military cemetery at Villagarcia, Spain.
Source: ADM 104/112 (page 194) & "The Evening News" of 15 Feb 1935 (courtesy of Mary Mckeown)


WILLIAM HENRY JOHNSON
Stoker, P/K 57511, Royal Navy
Additional Information: William was born in Beeston, Nottinghamshire on 04 March 1899. He died on 22 May 1935 following an illness. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.
Source: ADM 104/112 (page 194)


FRANK PUDDICK
Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, P/MX 47971, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died on 24 April 1936, following an illness. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.
Source: ADM 104/112 (page 194)


HAROLD LYCETT
Chief Ordnance Artificer 2nd Class, P/M 35424, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Harold was born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire on 16 January 1900. He died following on 03 May 1936 following an illness. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.
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Source: ADM 104/112 (page 194)


STANLEY GEORGE NICHOLSON
Acting Leading Seaman, P/J 107109, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Stanley was born on 20 October 1907 to parents Charles and Gertrude Nicholson of Gosport, Hampshire. He was the husband of Blanche Nicholson. His brother, Arthur Nicholson was later lost in the sinking of Hood. Stanley died on or about 10 May 1936 following an illness. He was buried in Las Palmas Canary Islands. He was 29 years old at the time of his loss. Information
Sources: ADM 104/112 (page 194); Additional details provided by Carolyn Keyzor, January 2003.


DOUGLAS DAVID SMITH
Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 141775, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Douglas was the son of Frederick John Smith of Guist, Norfolk. Douglas died along with WJ Hayward on 06 March 1937 from injuries sustained while mooring in Gibraltar. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.
Source: ADM 104/112 (page 194); Additional details provided by Bob Beales, April 2002


WALTER J. HAYWARD
Corporal, 247037 (Po), Royal Marines
Additional Information: Corporal Hayward was from St Columb, Cornwall. He died on 08 March 1937 from injuries sustained from a 06 March 1937 mooring accident at Gibraltar. He was 33 years old at the time of his loss.
Source: ADM 104/112 (page 194)


ANTONIO VAIRELLA
Steward, E/LX 21002, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died on 12 September 1938 following an illness. He was 32 years old at the time of his loss.
Source: ADM 104/112 (page 194)


RONALD LEE-WHITE
Paymaster-Lt, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died on 06 November 1938 following an illness.
Source: ADM 104/112 (page 194)


WILLIAM H. WOOD
Lieutenant-Commander, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died by his own hand on 29 June 1939.
Source: ADM 104/112 (page 194)


FRANK WOOD
Engine Room Artificer, P/MX 58815, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died on 17 August 1939 following an illness. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.
Source: ADM 104/112 (page 194)


DONALD CHARLES PROCTOR
Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 156557, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died on 21 August 1939 following an illness. he was 18 years old at the time of his loss.
Buried in Tottenham Cemetery, White Hart Lane, Grave (Risley) 374.
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Source: ADM 104/112 (page 194)


ARTHUR WOODLAND
Petty Officer Pensioner, P/JX 152160, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died on 8 July 1940 following a fall.
Buried in Haslar Royal Navy Cemetery, Hampshire, Grave E. 52. 15.
Source: ADM 104/113 (page 209).

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RN: Royal Navy; RNVR: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve; RNR: Royal Naval Reserve; RM: Royal Marines; NAAFI: Navy Army Air Force Insitute; RANVR: Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve; RCN: Royal Canadian Navy; RIN: Royal Indian Navy; RNZN: Royal New Zealand Navy; PN: Polish Navy