-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
Edward Home Fergus Moultrie

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Date of birth: 2nd February 1907
Place of birth: Shoeburyness, Essex, England
Parents: Colonel Hugh Crawford and Mary Davidson Moultrie
Wife: Margaret Moultrie
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant-Commander (G)
Joined Hood: 20th February 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Lieutenant-Commander (G))
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Biographical Information:

Edward was born on 2nd February 1907 at Shoeburryness in Essex, the son of Colonel Hugh Crawford Moultrie and his wife Mary. He entered the Navy on 15th September 1920 as a cadet. His first known assignment was aboard the cruiser H.M.S. Carysfort as a midshipman. He attened a course at H.M.S. President, Greenwich in 1927. He was promoted to Acting Sub-Lieutenant during this time. Promotion to Sub-Lieutenant came in August 1928.

He served in the destroyer H.M.S. Worcester from August 1928 to August 1929. He was promoted to Lieutenant in June 1929. From April 1930 to February 1931, he served aboard the destroyer H.M.S. Active. He attended Gunnery School at H.M.S. Drake, Devonport from October 1933 to January 1934. He attended futher gunnery instruction at H.M.S. Excellent in Portsmouth from May-July 1935.

Edward was assigned as Gunnery Officer of the aircraft carrier H.M.S. Hermes from September 1935 to February 1937. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander in June of 1937. From August 1938 to April 1940, Edward served as Gunnery Officer aboard the cruiser H.M.S. Berwick, plus as the Fleet Gunnery Officer, America and West Indies Station.

From January to February 1941, he attended gunnery training at H.M.S. Excellent, Portsmouth. He was assigned to the battle cruiser H.M.S. Hood immediately afterwards. He was killed in action aboard Hood on the morning of 24th May 1941. He was later Mentioned in Despatches for his actions during his final battle. His wife Margaret was living at White Lodge, Drum Brae North, Barnton, Edinburgh at the time of his death.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

H.M.S. Excellent Roll of Honour, Whale Island, Portsmouth, Hampshire, 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

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Edward's name is in Column 1 of Panel 45.

Detail of Edward'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)
His nephew, Fergus Hinds (photo, 2001)
Navy Lists (courtesy of J.N. Houterman)
ADM 53/114435
June Brook (information, February 2011)
The National Archives (ADM 196/150)