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In Remembrance of
Eric Marsh

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Date of birth: 10th November 1921
Place of birth: Droxford, Hampshire, England
Parents: Edward and May Marsh
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 158382
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Eric was born on 10th November 1921 in Droxford, Hampshire to Edward and May Marsh. The family would later live in Bitterne, Southampton. Eric, like Philip Buckett (q.v.), was a pupil of Taunton's School, Southampton, and is commemorated by the school (see below).

He was serving as an Acting Leading Seaman (Temporary) and was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Eric Marsh's memorial page in the Old Tauntonians' Association Book of Remembrance.

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)

Eric's name is in Column 3 of Panel 46.

Detail of Eric'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)
Graham Crimes (photo & information, October 2008)
Memorial page from Old Tauntonians' Association website February 2021.