-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
Richard Alfred Manser

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Date of birth: 15th November 1911
Place of birth: West Ham, London, England
Parents: Richard and Margaret Manser
Wife: Doris Manser
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 100888
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Richard was born on 15th March 1911 to Richard and Margaret Manser of Stratford, Essex. He married Doris May Smith on 29th April 1933, and together they had three children. He was a painter and decorator (owner) by trade as well as an accomplished boxer. Most of all, he was a great father. He was 30 years old when he died. Richard's middle name is listed as "Arthur" in official records, but his family state that his real middle name was "Alfred".

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 59, Column 1

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's son, Tony Manser (photo & information, 2000)