-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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Alfred James Edwards

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Date of birth: 16th June 1891
Place of birth: Keyham, Devon, England
Previous occupation: school
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: 238638
Joined Hood First time: 4th December 1925 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood First time: 14th January 1927 (Leading Stoker)
Joined Hood Second time: 1st April 1927 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood Second time: 30th April 1928 (Leading Stoker)





Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
23rd April 190725th February 1908ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th February 190825th May 1908ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th May 190810th September 1908SutlejBoy 1st ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 19082nd October 1908VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd October 190816th November 1908DorisBoy 1st ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th November 190815th June 1909DianaBoy 1st ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th June 190926th September 1910DianaOrdinary SeamanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th September 19103rd February 1911DianaStoker 2nd classADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 191116th March 1911Vivid IIStoker 2nd classADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th March 191119th February 1912BlakeStoker 2nd classADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th February 191230th April 1912BlakeStoker 1st classADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 19124th November 1912Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 191215th September 1913LancasterStoker 1st classADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th September 191330th June 1915BerwickStoker 1st classADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19159th September 1915Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th September 191528th April 1918ForesightStoker 1st classADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th April 191820th September 1918Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st September 191814th April 1919Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 191923rd April 1919GlasgowLeading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th April 191931st December 1920DartmouthLeading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192112th March 1922Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th March 192222nd September 1923CentaurLeading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd September 192315th October 1923Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 192326th June 1924CleopatraLeading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th June 192414th July 1924Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 19244th September 1925Woolwich (Seafire)Leading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 19253rd December 1925Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th December 192514th January 1927HoodLeading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th January 192731st March 1927RepulseLeading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192730th April 1928HoodLeading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 19281st July 1928Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd July 19284th December 1928CaledonLeading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 19281st January 1929Egmont II (Voyager)Leading StokerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
ADM188/424 via WW1 Lives at Sea