-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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Hector William Joseph Bedwell

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Date of birth: 2nd November 1905
Place of birth: Gosport, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: Plumber
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Plumber 1st Class
Service Number: M39026
Joined Hood Second time: 30th April 1927 (ERA 2nd Class)
Left Hood Second time: 2nd May 1927 (ERA 2nd Class)
Joined Hood First time: 31st August 1933 (Plumber 2nd Class)
Left Hood First time: 7th September 1936 (Plumber 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: ADM363/197(Ancestry)