-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 06-Feb-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Petty Officer William Louis Boncey, courtesy of his niece, Valerie Doe, 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/JX 138206
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: William was born on 16 May 1917 in Southampton, Hampshire to George and Clara Boncey. He attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, from May 1930 to November 1932.

He was the husband of Kathleen Boncey, of Southampton. He was an expert rifleman. He was serving as an Acting Petty Officer (Temporary) at the time of Hood's final mission. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 46, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Fawley Church's War Memorial
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
William's niece, Valerie Doe (photo, 2001)
David Green (information, May 2008)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)