-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 22-May-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Joseph Ward

Photo of Ordinary Telegraphist Joseph Ward, courtesy of Sylvia Forster, Sept 2011

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Telegraphist
Service Number: P/SSX 31782
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Joe, as he was known, was born on 26 February 1922 in Cramlington, Northumberland to Thomas and Margaret Ward. The family came from a coal mining background and were originally from New Hartley. They later moved to Seaton Delavel (which is where Joe was raised). He had five brothers and three sisters (to include his sister Edna who helped him join the Navy, and his older brother Stanley who also served in the Navy.

Joe loved playing football, but his main interest was in joining the Navy. He 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
Holy Trinity, Church of England, Seghill,Northumberland
and
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Ordinary Telegraphist Joseph Ward, courtesy of Sylvia Forster, Sept 2011

Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
David Anderson (information, May 2017)
Sylvia Forster (photos, Sept 2011)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ