-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
Edwin Plant

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Date of birth: 3rd July 1915
Place of birth: Cheadle, Staffordshire, England
Parents: John and Gertrude Plant
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 1788
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Edwin was born on 3rd July 1915 in Cheadle, Staffordshire to parents John and Gertrude Plant. He grew up in Oakamoor and attended the Oakamoor County Primary School. As a person he was quiet and reserved but loved the outdoors, walking and swimming.

Edwin joined the Royal Marines in 1935 at age 19. He served as a loader in one of Hood's 15" gun houses. He was lost in action on the morning of 24th May 1941. He was 25 years old at the time of his loss.




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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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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Edwin's sister, Grace Edge (nee Plant) & his friend Edwin Wright (photo & information, February 2004)