-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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Rupert Ghillyer

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Date of birth: 20th May 1889
Place of birth: Colchester, Essex, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: 311813
Joined Hood: 23rd November 1927 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 1st January 1929 (Leading Stoker)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
11th June 190721st July 1907Vivid IIStoker 2nd classADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd July 190713th January 1908DonegalStoker 2nd classADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th January 190824th February 1908AmphitriteStoker 2nd classADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th February 19082nd November 1908MonmouthStoker 2nd classADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd November 190812th March 1910MonmouthStoker 1st classADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th March 191023rd April 1910AndromedaStoker 1st classADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th April 191015th June 1910Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th June 191015th December 1910BlakeStoker 1st classADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th December 191011th January 1911Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 19111st January 1912MarsStoker 1st classADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 191214th July 1913OrionStoker 1st classADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 19133rd February 1914OrionActing Leading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 19148th May 1914Vivid IIActing Leading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th May 19141st August 1914IndusActing Leading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 19142nd October 1914Vivid IIActing Leading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd October 191431st March 1915TigerActing Leading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191525th July 1918TigerLeading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th July 191822nd January 1919Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd January 191910th March 1919CordeliaLeading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th March 191916th July 1919Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th July 191931st March 1920LionLeading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19209th January 1921Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th January 19211st February 1923ValiantLeading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 19238th February 1923Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 192326th August 1923King George VLeading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 192318th September 1923Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th September 192329th April 1924AjaxLeading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th April 192414th September 1924Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th September 192417th May 1926Queen ElizabethLeading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th May 192625th May 1927ValiantLeading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th May 192722nd November 1927Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd November 19271st January 1929HoodLeading StokerADM188/510
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)
ADM188/510 via WW1 Lives at Sea