-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 Charles Taylor

Photo of Ordinary Telegraphist William Charles Taylor, courtesy of his friend, Mr E. Poulton, Apri 2005
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Telegraphist
Service Number: P/SSX 32668
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Bumble", as he was known to his friends, was born on 15 June 1922 to Samuel and Louisa Taylor, of Christchurch, Hampshire. Prior to joining the Royal Navy, he worked as a telegram messenger for Bournemouth Post Office. His first and only ship was H.M.S. Hood.

Bumble was 19 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 53, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Ordinary Telegraphist William Charles Taylor, courtesy of his friend, Mr E. Poulton, Apri 2005
Above- Bumble (left) and two mates. Mr E. Poulton is on the right.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Bumble's friend, Mr E. Poulton (photo & information, April 2005)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)