-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
David John Jones

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Date of birth: 5th May 1900
Place of birth: Rhondda, Glamorganshire, Wales
Parents: Jenkin and Edith Jones
Wife: Alice Jones
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/K 61422
Joined Hood First time: 31st August 1933 (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood First time: 3rd May 1935 (Acting Leading Stoker)
Joined Hood Second time: 8th September 1936 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood Second time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

David was born on 5th May 1900 in Rhondda, Glamorgan to parents Jenkin and Edith Jones. He was the husband of Alice Jones, of Bridgemary, Hampshire. He was 41 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
19th June 19232nd January 1924Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/983
3rd January 192418th June 1924ArgusStoker 2nd ClassADM188/983
19th June 19245th January 1926ArgusStoker 1st ClassADM188/983
20th January 192521st October 1925Columbine (Vancouver)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/983
22nd October 192527th October 1925Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/983
28th October 192524th January 1926Osprey (Retriever)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/983
6th January 192619th January 1925Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/983
25th January 19261st February 1926Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/983
2nd February 192614th May 1928DauntlessStoker 1st ClassADM188/983
15th May 192812th December 1928Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/983
13th December 192817th March 1930FisgardStoker 1st ClassADM188/983
18th March 193025th May 1932ResourceStoker 1st ClassADM363/213
26th May 19324th October 1932Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/213
5th October 19328th December 1932ConcordStoker 1st ClassADM363/213
9th December 193230th August 1933Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/213
31st August 193328th February 1935HoodStoker 1st ClassADM363/213
1st March 19353rd May 1935HoodActing Leading StokerADM363/213
4th May 19351st November 1935Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/213
2nd November 193529th February 1936Dryad (Alresford)Acting Leading StokerADM363/213
1st March 19367th September 1936Dryad (Alresford)Leading StokerADM363/213
8th September 193624th May 1941HoodLeading StokerADM363/213

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

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

Detail of David'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)
The National Archives (ADM 188/983)
Derick Collins (photo, August 2013)