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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Ernest Percy Manton

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Date of birth: 25th October 1912
Place of birth: Dover, Kent, England
Parents: Thomas and Elizabeth Manton
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Cook (S)
Service Number: C/MX 58162
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Louie" as he was known, was born on 25th October 1912 in Dover, Kent to Thomas and Elizabeth Manton. He attended the Holy Trinity school and later worked at the Tilmanstone Colliery. He was 28 years old at the time of his loss.

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Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent, England

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

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Michael Manton (photo, 2000)
Mary Mckeown (information derived from the "Dover Express", September 2013)