-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
Eric Jaggers

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Date of birth: 7th July 1919
Place of birth: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Parents: Thomas and Alice Jaggers
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/K 104077
Joined Hood: April 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Stoker 2nd Class)
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Biographical Information:

Eric was born on 7th July 1919 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire to Thomas and Alice Jaggers. The family later lived in Birdholme, Derbyshire. He was the brother of Thomas Jaggers. Eric graduated from Chesterfield Central School in 1934. He then took up a Linotype operator apprenticeship with a local newspaper, "The Derbyshire Times".

Eric was called up for Naval Service in March 1940. Hood was his only ship. He was a keen sportsman before as well as after joining Hood. He won cups and medals for football, cricket, swimming, and boxing at which he would later represent H.M.S. Hood during inter-ship contests. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.





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Eric and unidentified fellow sailors most likely from Hood.






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)
His nephew, John Jaggers (photo & information, December 2002 & October 2009)