-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
David Taylor

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Date of birth: 5th February 1920
Place of birth: Bexleyheath, Kent, England
Parents: David and Agnes Taylor
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Wireman
Service Number: P/MX 68641
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Dave, as he was known, was born on 5th February 1920 at 10 Grove Cottage, Banks Lane, Bexely Heath, Kent, the second child of David and Mary Agnes Taylor. He had four siblings- his older brother James and younger siblings George, Patrick (known as Michael) and Ruth. Of these children, James served in the Army, Michael in the Merchant Navy and Dave and George in the Royal Navy (George was a survivor of the sinking of H.M.S. Pakenham).

The family were bombed out in 1940 but were later able to return and move to No. 5 Banks Lane. Dave was last at home for leave on his 21st birthday. He is remembered as being very proud and enthusiastic about serving aboard Hood. He was known to live in Messes 18 and 50 during his time aboard Hood.

Dave was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

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)

David's name is in Column 1 of Panel 57.

Detail of David'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)
His brother Michael Taylor (photo & information, July 2008)