-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 Leslie Golding Austin

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Date of birth: 10th June 1905
Place of birth: West Ham, Essex, England
Previous occupation: Messenger
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Telegraphist
Service Number: J105430
Joined Hood: 31st August 1933 (Telegraphist)
Left Hood: 9th June 1935 (Telegraphist)

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: ADM/363/366(Ancestry)