-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
Henry Hurst

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Date of birth: 6th February 1895
Place of birth: Bantry, County Cork, Ireland
Parents: Thomas Robert and Mary Hurst
Wife: Nan Hurst
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Surgeon Commander
Joined Hood: 16th August 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Commander Surgeon)
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Biographical Information:

Henry was born on 6th February 1895 in Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland to Thomas Robert and Mary Hurst. He was the couple's eldest son and has two brothers - Nicholas and Thomas - and a sister Mary.

Henry was the husband of Nan Hurst, of Alverstoke, Hampshire. He served as Hood's doctor, L.R.C.P. and S.

Henry was 46 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)

Henry's name is in Column 3 of Panel 45.

Detail of Henry's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Hazel Vickery (photo & information, November 2011)