-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Crew List

It is estimated that as many as 18,000 men served aboard the 'Mighty Hood' during the operational portion of her 21 year career. Unfortunately, there is no surviving official single listing of ALL men who served in her. Here you will find our attempt at creating such a listing. We are using the few, fragmentary crew lists known to exist, Navy Lists, various official reports, public records, and most importantly of all, inputs from the families of former crew.

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Gilbert Arthur Moseley

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Date of birth: 24th March 1920
Place of birth: Droitwich, Worcestershire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Wireman
Service Number: P/MX 65463
Joined Hood: 1940
Left Hood: 1941 (left before ship lost)

Biographical Information: Gilbert was born in Droitwich, Worcestershire on 24 March 1920. He worked at Archdales engineering company in Worcester before joining the Navy in 1939.

He trained at H.M.S. St Vincent and was then posted to Hood in 1940. In 1941 he suffered a shrapnel wound to his shoulder and also contracted TB. He was taken off Hood at Scapa Flow shortly before Hood's final mission.

He was admitted to Glasgow Hospital until his health improved. He was then invalided out of the Navy and returned to his home town of Droitwich. He took a job at the local War Office on the Worcester Road.

He died on 09 February 1943 at home with his family around him and is buried in St Augustine's Churchyard (Dodderhill) Droitwich.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Marea Gardner, e-mail 10 Nov 2011
Paul Gardner, e-mail 17 Mar 2002