-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
Chainbar divider

In Remembrance of
Desmond Trevor Wootton

Photo of
Date of birth: 25th April 1924
Place of birth: Aldbourne, Wiltshire, England
Parents: Henry and Florence Wootton
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 166353
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
Click here to print memorial poster

Biographical Information:

Desmond was born on 25th April 1924 to Henry and Florence Wootton, of Aldbourne, Wiltshire. He trained at St. George on the Isle of Man before joining Hood. He was 17 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)

Desmond's name is in Column 1 of Panel 52.

Detail of Desmond'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)
Jean Wootton (photo & information, October 2003)