-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 04-Mar-2018

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Stoker 1st Class William Francis Puttick, courtesy of his sister, Mrs. D Jackson, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 100480
Date Joined Hood: Sometime in 1940
Biographical Information: "Bill" as he was known, was born in Worthing, West Sussex on 17 October 1920. He was the first of six children born to parents William and Hettie Puttick. He attended Saint Andrews School for Boys and later worked at Potter Bailey general grocers store.

Bill joined the Navy and was initially posted at H.M.S. Victory in Portsmouth. He joined Hood in 1940. He 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 55, Column 2 (click to view Panel)
Also memorialised at
St. Matthew's Church, Worthing, West Sussex,
Puttick Drive, Worthing (named for him)
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Additional Photographs

Photo of Stoker 1st Class William Francis Puttick, courtesy of Jan Flowers, Feb 2005
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Mary Mckeown (information, February 2018)
William's sister, Mrs. D Jackson (photo, 2001)
Jan Flowers (information, Feb 2005)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ