-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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Joseph Henry James Birth

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Date of birth: 1st February 1891
Place of birth: Bath, Somerset, England
Previous occupation: Valet
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Officer Steward 1st Class
Joined Hood: 29th November 1924 (Officer Steward 1st Class)
Left Hood: 27th August 1928 (Officer Steward 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: ADM/363/444 and ADM/343/991(Ancestry)