-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Crew List

It is estimated that as many as 18,000 men served aboard the 'Mighty Hood' during the operational portion of her 21 year career. Unfortunately, there is no surviving official single listing of ALL men who served in her. Here you will find our attempt at creating such a listing. We are using the few, fragmentary crew lists known to exist, Navy Lists, various official reports, public records, and most importantly of all, inputs from the families of former crew.

Chainbar divider

Cleo Churchward

Photo of
Date of birth: 31st July 1894
Place of birth: Plymouth, Devonshire
Previous occupation: Agricultural Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: K16054
Joined Hood First time: 28th July 1920 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood First time: 14th May 1923 (Leading Stoker)
Joined Hood Second time: 28th August 1928 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood Second time: 16th May 1929 (Leading Stoker)

Biographical Information: Cleo served in HMS New Zealand from 1913 to 1919 before his service in Hood in the 1920s.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Chris Bilham from Service papers, August 2009