-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
Eric Marsh

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Date of birth: 16th November 1914
Place of birth: Mossley, Lancashire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Supply Assistant
Service Number: P/MX 68544
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Eric was born on 16th November 1914 in Mossley, Lancashire. He was raised in Carrbrook village and educated at West Hill council school, Stalybridge. He later worked at Calico Printers Association at Buckton Vale, Carrbook.

Eric was known to have been a member of the village bowling club and played in the Mossley and Saddleworth Bowling League. He was also connected with St James's Church, Millbrook, and a member of the Young Men's Class of St James's School, Buckton Vale. He was also a saxophonist in the Adelphians Dance Band.

Eric married Nellie Royle at the United Methodist Church, Mossley in 1938. They lived at 19 Seel Terrace, Lees Road, Mossley. Eric served in the Mossley Home Guard and later joined the Navy in July 1940. Hood is believed to be his only ship. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photographs
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Buckton Vale CPA Roll of Honour, St. George's Church, Mossley, Lancashire, England

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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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 57.

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)
Suzette L. Marsh (photo & information, July 2004)
The Mossley WW2 Research Group (biographical information, February 2015)