-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Maurice Hector Edward Herod

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Date of birth: 19th November 1906
Place of birth: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Bandmaster 1st Class
Service Number: RMB/ 2826
Joined Hood: 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Bandmaster)
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Biographical Information:

Maurice was born on 19th November 1906 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. He is known to have joined the Marines at a young age. He served in the following ships and establishments prior to Hood- Revenge, Ganges, Queen Elizabeth, Vivid, Barham, Berwick and Courageous. His older brother George also served in Hood prior to her loss.

His action station at the time of Hood's sinking was the 15" Transmitting Station. He was 34 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Maurice's name is in Column 3 of Panel 59.

Detail of Maurice's name.

Royal Marine Band School of Music, H.M.S. Nelson, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The memorial lists the names of all Royal Marines Musicians lost during World War 2.

Maurice's name along with the other men from Hood's Royal Marine Band.
(Detail from the bottom of the left hand panel.)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Maurice Herod (information, October 2008)
Maurice Herod (photo) May 2021
Chris Chalkley (photographs of Royal Marine Band Memorial), November 2021