-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-Mar-2010

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Royal Marine William George Perkins, courtesy of his brother, SP Perkins

Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3390
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Billy, as he was known, was born on 26 August 1921 at Ladywell Park, Catford, London to parents George and Violet Perkins. The family lived at 82 Mount Pleasant Road, Lewisham, London.

Billy was educated at Ennersdale Road and Hither Green Schools. He joined the Marines in 1939 and saw service in North Africa. He is believed to have spent most of his service time assigned to H.M.S. Hood. He was among the Hood men sent to Norway in 1940.

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 59, 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
William's brother, Mr S.P. Perkins (photo & information, January 2007)
"Kentish Mercury" newspaper, 13 June 1941 (information provided by Tony Green & Duncan MacDonald-Heaney, January 2007)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ