-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
Harold Edgar Markey

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Date of birth: 16th November 1906
Place of birth: Farnham, Surrey, England
Wife: Jessie Markey
Previous occupation: Joiner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Joiner 2nd Class
Service Number: P/MX 51063
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Harold was born on 16th November 1906 in Farnham, Aldershot, Hampshire. He was the husband of Jessie Markey, of Rhostyllen, Denbighshire, Wales. He was 34 years old at the time of his loss.

Harold joined the Royal Navy of 31st August 1926 as a stoker, serving under the number KX77020. In 1934 he transferred to become a joiner - a trade in which he had worked before joining the Navy.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
31st August 19265th January 1927Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/51
6th January 19275th May 1927RevengeStoker 2nd ClassADM362/51
6th May 192710th January 1928RevengeStoker 1st ClassADM362/51
11th January 192811th June 1928Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM362/51
12th June 192825th October 1934BarhamStoker 1st ClassADM362/51
26th October 1934UnknownUnknownActing Joiner 4th ClassADM363/576
Unknown24th May 1941HoodJoiner 2nd Class

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)

Harold's name is in Column 3 of Panel 56.

Detail of Harold'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)
Phil Green (photo, December 2016)