-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

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In Remembrance of
Ernest George McQuaid

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Date of birth: 13th June 1921
Place of birth: Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Parents: Robert and Ellen McQuade
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3494
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Ernest was born on 13th June 1921 to Robert and Ellen McQuaid, of Albert Place, Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. He is known to have had at least one younger brother named Douglas.

Ernest joined the Marines in September 1938. He served under the name "McQuade". He was a member of Hood's Number Four 4" gun crew. Along with other marines from Hood, Ernest is known to have participated in Operation "Primrose" in Norway and Operation "Catapult" (Mers-el-Kebir) in 1940. Ernest was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

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Armagh War Memorial, Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland

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

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, 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)
Independent News and Media PLC & The British Library Board (information, May 2019)
His nephew, Brian Adair (photos & information, January 2003)
Mrs TM Southgate (photo, April 2004)
Jeremy Scott (War memorial photos, November 2020)