-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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Edgar Nichols

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Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: Ply/ 21303
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 18th August 1923 (died)

Biographical Information: Edgar was born in 1899. Having served in the Royal Marines in an unknown capacity during World War 1, he joined H.M.S. Hood as a very young Marine when the ship first came into service. He continued to serve in Hood until he died of an illness at his home, West Barton Farm, Tiverton, Devon on 18 August 1923, during the time when the ship was in dock for a refit in 1923.In 1922 Edgar had married a Plymouth girl called Marjory Williams. The couple had a son, Donald, who was born just 4 months before Edgars death. A few months after Edgar's death Marjory and her son Donald sailed for New Zealand to start a new life.The family eventually settled in Aukland. Edgar's son, Donald, served in the Royal New Zealand Navy in World War 2.

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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)
Don Nichols, Edgar's son and Ken Nichols, Edgar's nephew.