-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
Herbert William Love

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Date of birth: 18th May 1900
Place of birth: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Parents: Frank and Alice Love
Previous occupation: Sawyer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/K 51784
Joined Hood: 18th March 1939 (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Acting Leading Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

Herbert was born on 18th May 1900 in Bristol, Gloucestershire to parents Frank and Alice Love. The family lived in Bedminster, Bristol. He was serving as an Acting Leading Stoker and was 41 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
28th May 19181st October 1918Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/967
2nd October 191828th February 1919Blake (Vanessa)Stoker 2nd ClassADM188/967
1st March 191916th March 1919Greenwich (Vanessa)Stoker 2nd ClassADM188/967
17th March 191918th December 1919Greenwich (Vanessa)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/967
19th December 191916th September 1921Columbine (Vanessa)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/967
17th September 192110th November 1922Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
11th November 192217th November 1922DidoStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
18th November 192229th January 1923Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
30th January 192323rd October 1925CardiffStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
24th October 192528th January 1926Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
29th January 192612th February 1926Excellent (Southdown)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/967
13th February 19265th April 1926Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
6th April 19267th November 1928WarspiteStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
8th November 19287th August 1930Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
8th August 193019th July 1933SuffolkStoker 1st ClassADM363/432
20th July 193330th August 1934Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/432
31st August 193431st October 1935Victory II (Viceroy)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/432
1st November 193531st March 1936St. Angelo II (Viceroy)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/432
1st April 19364th November 1936Victory II (Viceroy)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/432
5th November 193616th May 1938Hawkins (Viceroy)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/432
17th May 193823rd May 1938Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/432
24th May 19387th December 1938BarhamStoker 1st ClassADM363/432
8th December 193830th January 1939Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/432
31st January 193913th February 1939Pembroke II (Amazon)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/432
14th February 193917th March 1939Vernon (Amazon)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/432
18th March 19396th October 1940HoodStoker 1st ClassADM363/432
7th October 194024th May 1941HoodActing Leading Stoker (Temporary)ADM363/432

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)

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

Detail of Herbert'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 188/967)