-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.

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John Alfred Beckford

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Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: 17401
Joined Hood: 1st January 1924
Left Hood: 30th November 1925

Biographical Information: John was born on 01 September 1899. He joined the Marines on 15 October 1914.

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)
Certificate of Service, courtesy of his daughter, Valerie Randall, Dec 2010