-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
Herbert Godfrey Wilson

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Date of birth: 18th October 1905
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: William and Charlotte Wilson
Wife: Marion Wilson
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/J 101633
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Herbert was born on 18th October 1905 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, to parents William and Charlotte Wilson. He was the husband of Marion Wilson. He was 35 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
15th September 19219th November 1921MonarchBoy 2nd ClassADM188/850
10th November 19215th May 1922MonarchBoy 1st ClassADM188/850
6th May 192217th October 1923BarhamBoy 1st ClassADM188/850
17th March 192314th September 1921ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/850
18th October 19233rd July 1924BarhamOrdinary SeamanADM188/850
4th July 192424th July 1924Victory IOrdinary SeamanADM188/850
25th July 19246th November 1924BarhamOrdinary SeamanADM188/850
7th November 192431st March 1925BarhamAble SeamanADM188/850
1st April 192531st October 1925Greenwich (Wryneck)Able SeamanADM188/850
1st November 19259th December 1926Egmont II (Wryneck)Able SeamanADM188/850
10th December 192611th December 1926Egmont II (Vendetta)Able SeamanADM188/850
12th December 192624th January 1927Victory II (Vendetta)Able SeamanADM188/850
25th January 192717th February 1928Victory IAble SeamanADM188/850
18th February 19281st January 1929Dryad (Alresford)Able SeamanADM188/850
2nd January 192912th May 1929Tiger (St. Martin)Able SeamanADM363/354
13th May 19296th June 1929Victory XI (St. Martin)Able SeamanADM363/354
7th June 192917th June 1931Iron Duke (St. Martin)Able SeamanADM363/354
18th June 193120th September 1932Excellent (St. Martin)Able SeamanADM363/354
21st September 193225th April 1935HawkinsAble SeamanADM363/354
26th April 193517th June 1935Victory IAble SeamanADM363/354
18th June 193531st March 1936Excellent (Restless)Able SeamanADM363/354
1st April 193621st May 1936Victory II (Restless)Able SeamanADM363/354
22nd May 19367th September 1936VernonAble SeamanADM363/354
8th September 19366th September 1939HoodAble SeamanADM363/354
7th September 19396th September 1940HoodActing Leading SeamanADM363/354
7th September 194024th May 1941HoodLeading SeamanADM363/354

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)

Herbert's name is in Column 1 of Panel 47.

Detail of Herbert'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 son, S.G.E. Wilson, May 2007
The National Archives (ADM 188/850)