-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

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In Remembrance of

Photo of Chief Engine Room Artificer Herbert William Powley, courtesy of his grandson, Nick Powley, August 2008

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Engine Room Artificer
Service Number: P/M 22541
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Herbert was born on 02 December 1900 in Eastleigh, Hampshire to parents William and Bessie Powley. He had two older sisters, Ethel May and Winifred Alice. He attended Heles Grammar School, Exeter before joining the Navy in December 1918.

He was the husband of Marion Powley (nee Broadhead). They were married in 1925 in Australia, when he was on secondment to the Royal Australian Navy. They were living in Southsea at the start of the war, but Marion relocated to Hevitree, Exeter.

In addition to serving in Australia, Herbert is also known to have served at Malta starting in 1934. Whilst there, he served as the President of the ERAs Club Malta from 1936 to 1938. From 1939 he was assigned to Devonport. He was later assigned to Hood.

Herbert was 40 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 53, Column 1 (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
The National Archives (ADM 188/1063)
His grandson, Nick Powley (photo & information, August 2008)