-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
Robert Alan Beard

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Date of birth: 21st January 1920
Place of birth: Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
Parents: Adopted son of Reginald and Elizabeth Talboth (nee Beard),
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3360
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

'Alan' as he was known to his friends and family, was born on 21st January 1920 in Tamworth, Staffordshire. He was the adopted son of Reginald and Elizabeth Talboth (nee Beard), of Glascote, Warwickshire. He was a member of 4-inch gun crew Number 4. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 58, Column 3

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Richard Kerridge (photo, January 2003)
Mrs TM Southgate (photo, April 2004)