-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Sidney Jaspar Herbert

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Date of birth: 21st October 1891
Place of birth: Ashstead, Surrey, England
Parents: Patrick Coghlan Herbert Herbert and Beatrice Eugenie Herbert
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Captain (E)
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Sidney was the son of Patrick Coghlan Herbert Herbert and Beatrice Eugenie nee Selwyn, born at Ashstead, Surrey on 21st October 1891. He is known to have had two brothers, Owen William Eugene Herbert (who was killed at Mons in 1914 when a 2nd Lt with the Royal Field Artillery) and Sir Alan Patrick Herbert the MP and writer who, in his autobiography wrote: 'Sidney Jasper was robust and broad, more of a Herbert, with a face made for the Navy and the shoulders of a Rugby forward. He did go into the Navy through the long routine of those days, Osborne (at twelve), and Dartmouth, and he did play Rugger for the Navy. But he had brains as well. He served in submarines in the 1914 war. He was one of the first twelve seaman officers selected by Lord Fisher to specialise in engineering. He went down in the Hood, 1941, then Captain [E] to the Squadron. He had often tried to explain to me his own plans for making H.M. ships less "sinkable" and the trouble he was having trying to impress those on high. I have no idea of the worth of his plans: but they went down with him in the suddenly-sunk Hood.'

Sidney was aged 49 and serving as the Engineering Officer of the Battle Cruiser Squadron at the time of his loss.





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The Herbert brothers sometime before 1914. Alan is seated with Owen (left) and Sidney (right) standing behind him.




Captain Herbert's signature






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Navy Lists (courtesy of J.N. Houterman)
Hilary Hale (Information & photo, December 2006, November 2017 & January 2018)
Sir Alan Patrick Herbert, A.P.H. HIS LIFE AND TIMES (published 1970)