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I read an article recently about the death of WWI veteran William ‘Bill’ Stone who passed away Saturday 10 January 2009. Aged 108, he was one of the last remaining WWI veterans and he was the last British serviceman to have seen active duty in both world wars.

Within the news report was a reference to a website specifically for HMS Hood; so I took a look. I had an uncle who served on the ship and had some old postcards I had inherited from him.

There are no complete crew list records available and the association are calling on the public for help in compiling one.

I have sent them what details I can of my uncle and await their reply.

http://www.hmshood.com

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I received a very helpful message back giving me details on how to trace Naval personnel records; not just for the Hood but any ship.

http://hmshood.com/admin/faq.htm#faq7

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