-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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Sydney Thomas Neville

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: Portsmouth J 11287
Joined Hood: 30th August 1933
Left Hood: 4th September 1934

Biographical Information:

Sydney Thomas Neville was born on the 11th May 1895 at 39 Heyford Avenue Kennington Surrey. He was married to Annie Evans from 26th June 1916 to 5th August 1931. He then married Grace Dorothy Smith on 12th November 1932. Together, he and Grace had two sons, Robert and Anthony.

Sydney retired from the Royal Navy on 10th May 1935. He had 3 Good Conduct Badges issued and he was awarded Lond Service and Good Conduct Medal on 23 July 1928 , then the Silver Jubilee Medal on 9th May 1935. He was called back to service from 29th November 1939 to 21st October 1941. He was discharged to resume his civilian employment with Mullard Ltd where he was involved with Radar and value production. He died on the 18th May 1970 at Surbiton General Hospital.

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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)
His son, Anthony Neville (information, Feb 2005)