-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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Henry Robert Hayles

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Date of birth: 22nd January 1896
Place of birth: Folkstone, Kent, England
Previous occupation: Unoccupied
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: J14701
Joined Hood First time: 13th May 1922 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 5th January 1923 (Leading Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 18th May 1923 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 6th January 1926 (Leading Seaman)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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)
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
Service Record: ADM363/82(Ancestry)
Service Record: ADM363/82(Ancestry)