-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
William Trevarthen

Photo of NAAFI Canteen Manager William Trevarthen, courtesy of his niece, Shirley Bellinger, March 2004
Service: Navy Army & Air Force Institute (NAAFI)
Rank: Canteen Manager
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Billie" as he was known to his family, was born on 14 July 1895 to John and Grace Trevarthen, of Camborne, Cornwall. Although married, Billie and his wife did not have any children. He served in Hood as the Manager of the ship's NAAFI canteen staff.

The family remember Billie telling them how, regardless of what ship he was on, he was always sick before they cleared Portsmouth harbour. He also told them that the fact that he couldn't swim didn't concern him as "I'd be in the galley if the ship was hit." Billie was 45 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 61, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo courtesy of Shirley Bellinger, March 2004
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Billie's niece, Mrs Shirley Bellinger (photo, March 2004)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)