-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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William George Thomas Darton

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Date of birth: 14th July 1911
Place of birth: Antony St Germans, Cornwall, England
Previous occupation: Scholar
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: Jx128544
Joined Hood: 28th August 1928 (Boy 1st Class)
Left Hood: 12th January 1929 (Boy 1st Class)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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)
Service Record: ADM363/195(Ancestry)