-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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Stanley Arthur George Light

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Date of birth: 3 February 1896
Place of birth: Paignton, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Cook
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Cook (O) 2nd Class
Service Number: L5243
Joined Hood First time: 1st April 1920
Left Hood First time: 25th May 1920
Joined Hood Second time: 1st January 1925
Left Hood Second time: 12th November 1926

Biographical Information: Stanley Light volunteered for Royal Naval service on 1 March 1914, on the eve of World War I, at the age of eighteen. He was present in the battleship HMS Marlborough at the greatest naval engagement of that war (or any war) - the battle of Jutland. Altogether Stanley had three periods of service in the RN, the last of these beginning in June 1939 (with the clouds of war again looming) and lasting until 26 September 1945, just after the end of World War II. Even then, he kept his RN connection, serving, as a civilian, as a cook in Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Mr Bernard Light, grandson.