-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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Albert Aldous

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Date of birth: 14 November 1895
Place of birth: Croydon, Surrey, Surrey, England
Previous occupation: Shoeing blacksmith
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: J15854
Joined Hood: 25th August 1928
Left Hood: 16th May 1929

Biographical Information: Albert Aldous joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Second Class on 12 February 1912. On attaining the age of 18 in November 1913, he signed up for 12 years' 'man's time'. By the time he qualified for his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in November 1928 he was serving as a Leading Seaman in HMS Hood - it is from discovery of records of his award of this medal that his Hood service came to light. Albert was discharged to pension on the day before his 40th birthday - 13 November 1935.

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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)
Service documentation on Ancestry.co.uk