-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 20-Jul-2016

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Arthur Worrall

Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Arthur Worrall, courtesy of Ian Oxley, February 2010

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 116950
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Arthur was born on 30 September 1920 in Darlington, County Durham. He had four brothers, Fred, George, Jim and Jack, a sister named Agnes, plus a half brother James and step sister Lily. Their family name may have actually been "Worrallo" (though Arthur clearly served as "Worrall").

He was employed before the war by the United Automobile Services Ltd, in Darlington. He is remembered as a very handsome and dashing young man, who wore an immaculate uniform (to include non-regulation oversize ‘bell bottoms’ fitted with lead shot to give the extra ‘swing’). He was always in great demand as a dancing partner on shore leave. Arthur was 20 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 56, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Stockton on Tees Bus Depot,
St Herbert's Church, Darlington
and
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Postcard of Hood and photo of Arthur, courtesy of Ian Oxley, February 2010

Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Ian Oxley (photo & information, February 2010)
Jayne Kennedy (information, June 2010)
Kath Judd (information, June 2011)
Anthony Magrys (information, November 2015 & June 2016)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)