-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
David Taylor

Photo of Wireman David Taylor, courtesy of his brother Michael Taylor, August 2008

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Wireman
Service Number: P/MX 68641
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Dave, as he was known, was born on 05 February 1920 at 10 Grove Cottage, Banks Lane, Bexely Heath, Kent, the second child of David and Mary Agnes Taylor. He had four siblings- his older brother James and younger siblings George, Patrick (known as Michael) and Ruth. Of these children, James served in the Army, Michael in the Merchant Navy and Dave and George in the Royal Navy (George was a survivor of the sinking of H.M.S. Pakenham).

The family were bombed out in 1940 but were later able to return and move to No. 5 Banks Lane. Dave was last at home for leave on his 21st birthday. He is remembered as being very proud and enthusiastic about serving aboard Hood. He was known to live in Messes 18 and 50 during his time aboard Hood.

Dave was 21 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, 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
His brother Michael Taylor (photo & information, July 2008)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)