-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
Arthur Spencer

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Date of birth: 16th May 1909
Place of birth: Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Wife: Violet Spencer
Previous occupation: Tailor
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Mechanician 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 79004
Joined Hood: 12th November 1940 (Mechnaician 2nd Class)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Mechnaician 2nd Class)
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Biographical Information:

Arthur was born on 16th May 1909 in Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire. He was 32 years old at the time of his loss.






History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
3rd January 192811th June 1928Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/55
12th June 19282nd October 1928BarhamStoker 2nd ClassADM362/55
3rd October 19282nd December 1930BarhamStoker 1st ClassADM362/55
3rd December 193023rd March 1931Victory II - VIStoker 1st ClassADM363/588
24th March 193116th July 1931VernonStoker 1st ClassADM363/588
17th July 193118th September 1934ResourceStoker 1st ClassADM363/588
19th September 193431st October 1934Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/588
1st November 193422nd February 1935Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/588
23rd February 193525th March 1935VernonActing Leading StokerADM363/588
26th March 19353rd May 1935Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/588
4th May 193531st October 1935NelsonActing Leading StokerADM363/588
1st November 193515th July 1937NelsonLeading StokerADM363/588
16th July 19372nd September 1937Victory IILeading StokerADM363/588
3rd September 193710th December 1937ExcellentLeading StokerADM363/588
11th December 193731st March 1938Vernon (M.T.Bs)Leading StokerADM363/588
1st April 193826th May 1938Vernon (M.T.Bs)Acting Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/588
27th May 193828th December 1938Boscawen (MMS II)Acting Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/588
29th December 193831st March 1939Drake IIActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/588
1st April 19398th September 1939Drake IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/588
9th September 193913th November 1939Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/588
14th November 193930th September 1940Pembroke IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/588
1st October 194014th October 1940Pembroke IIMechanician 2nd ClassADM363/588
15th October 194011th November 1940Victory IIMechanician 2nd ClassADM363/588
12th November 194024th May 1941HoodMechanician 2nd ClassADM363/588


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)





Arthur's name is in Column 3 of Panel 53.





Detail of Arthur's name.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)