-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
Clifford Taylor

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Date of birth: 14th July 1905
Place of birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Parents: James and Florence Taylor
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: K66111 then P/KX 84847
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Clifford was born on 14th July 1905 in Leeds, Yorkshire to James and Florence Taylor. The family later lived in Normanton, Yorkshire. He was serving as an Acting Leading Stoker (Temporary) and was 35 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
1st May 192519th October 1925Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/34
20th October 192519th February 1926RevengeStoker 2nd ClassADM362/34
20th February 192610th January 1928RevengeStoker 1st ClassADM362/34
11th January 192830th April 1928Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM362/34
1st May 19286th June 1928Vernon (Skate)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/34
7th June 192818th July 1928Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM362/34
19th July 19285th September 1928Constance (C&M)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/34
6th September 1928UnknownVictory IIStoker 1st ClassADM362/34
4th September 1934Reentered as Stoker 1st ClassStoker 1st ClassADM363/255
Unknown24th May 1941HoodStoker 1st ClassADM363/255

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)

Clifford's name is in Column 3 of Panel 54.

Detail of Clifford'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)