-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 18-Dec-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Frederick James Woodward

Photo of Warrant Electrician Frederick James Woodward, courtesy of his son, Gordon Woodward, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Warrant Electrician
Date Joined Hood: late 1940
Biographical Information: Frederick was born 17 January 1896 in Sutton, Surrey to parents Joseph and Eliza Woodward. He joined the Royal Navy as a rating on 20 May 1918. His service number was M32627. He served in the following ships prior to Hood: H.M.S. Empress of India, H.M.S. Benbow, H.M.S. Cumberland, H.M.S. Renown, H.M.S. Medway and H.M.S. Cyclops.

Frederick married his wife Clara Alice in 1924. They lived in Carlshalton and had three children-a son, Gordon, and daughters Joyce and Patricia. Frederick eventually became a warrant officer. He is known to have served in Hood twice. He joined her for the second and final time about 6 months before she sank. He was 45 years old at the time of his loss.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 46, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Warrant Electrician Frederick James Woodward, courtesy of the Battlecruiser HMS HOOD Southeast London Memorial Group
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Frederick's son, Gordon Woodward (photo & information, December 2002)
Battlecruiser HMS HOOD South East London Memorial Group (photo, February 2014)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1083)