-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

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Ernest Bennett

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Date of birth: 20th March 1920
Place of birth: Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3432
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)








Biographical Information:

Ernest was born on 20th March 1920 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, one of nine children (7 boys and 2 girls) in his family. He was the youngest of the boys.

He was engaged to Edith Stacey of Outwood, West Yorkshire, but was lost in action before they could wed. He was aged 21 when he was lost.




Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 58, Column 3






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Joan Hawkins (information, November 2006)
Connor Bestwick (information, November 2008)
Janet Noble (photograph, May 2020)