-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
William John Green

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Date of birth: 3rd September 1903
Place of birth: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Parents: William and Kathleen Green
Wife: Annie A. Green
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/K 63048
Joined Hood First time: 8th September 1936 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood First time: 17th March 1937 (Leading Stoker)
Joined Hood Second time: 8th May 1937 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood Second time: 22nd July 1938 (Leading Stoker)
Joined Hood Third time: 18th March 1939 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood Third time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

"Jack" as he was known to his family and friends, was born 3rd September 1903 in Southampton, Hampshire to William and Kathleen Green. The family later lived in Tisbury, Wiltshire. He was the second oldest of 6 children (4 boys and 2 girls). Jack was an excellent boxer and a member of Hood's dart team. Jack was 37 years old when he died.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
27th November 192316th April 1924Victory IStoker 2nd ClassADM188/987
17th April 192426th September 1924MalayaStoker 2nd ClassADM188/987
27th September 192424th August 1926MalayaStoker 1st ClassADM188/987
25th August 19261st October 1926Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/987
2nd October 192622nd November 1926Dolphin (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/987
23rd November 192631st May 1929Cyclops (K26)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/987
1st June 192924th October 1929Lucia (K26)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/137
25th October 19299th December 1929Cyclops (K26)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/137
10th December 192924th February 1930Dolphin (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/137
25th February 19309th October 1931Dolphin (H28)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/137
10th October 193115th June 1932Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/137
16th June 193226th July 1932VindictiveStoker 1st ClassADM363/137
27th July 193217th October 1933GreenwichStoker 1st ClassADM363/137
18th October 193328th February 1935St. Angelo II (Blanche)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/137
1st March 193521st May 1935St. Angelo II (Blanche)Acting Leading StokerADM363/137
22nd May 193519th July 1935Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/137
20th July 19351st November 1935Dryad (Alresford)Acting Leading StokerADM363/137
2nd November 193528th February 1935Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/137
1st March 19367th September 1936Victory IILeading StokerADM363/137
8th September 193617th March 1937HoodLeading StokerADM363/137
18th March 19377th May 1937Cormorant (St. Omar)Leading StokerADM363/137
8th May 193722nd July 1938HoodLeading StokerADM363/137
23rd July 193817th March 1939Victory IILeading StokerADM363/137
18th March 193924th May 1941HoodLeading StokerADM363/137

Additional Photos

Jack in boxing gear.

Jack (front row, centre) and mates ashore.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

William's name is in Column 2 of Panel 54.

Detail of William's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Jack's niece, Mrs Dorothy Gann (Photos & information, January 2002)
The National Archives (ADM 188/987)