-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

Photo of Stoker 2nd Class William Nelson, courtesy of Mrs J Blacklaws, 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 116942
Date Joined Hood: 19 February 1941
Biographical Information: William was born on 26 April 1905 at Frizington, Cumberland to Robert and Mary Ellen Nelson. He is known to have had an older brother named Robert. He was educated at Arlecdon and Frizington. William married Margaret Teresa Kemp and they subsequently moved to Carlisle. Their first child, William, was born in April 1940.

William joined the Royal Navy on 04 November 1940. He was trained at H.M.S. Collingwood from 04 November to 08 December 1940. He was then assigned to H.M.S. Victory from 09 December 1940 to 18 February 1941. He was posted to H.M.S. Hood on 19 February 1941. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss. William and Margaret's second child, their daughter Margaret, was born just seven days after William's death. 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
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Mrs J. Blacklaws (photo, 2001)
His son, William Nelson (information, July & September 2008)