-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 Charles Plimbley

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Date of birth: 29th July 1909
Place of birth: Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Parents: Charles and Mary Plimbley
Wife: Florence Plimbley
Previous occupation: Motor Driver
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Steward
Service Number: P/LX 20803
Joined Hood: 12th May 1941 (Leading Steward)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Steward)
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Biographical Information:

"Eddie" as he was known, was bron on 29th July 1909 in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire to Charles and Mary Plimbley. The family lived on Ward Street. He was the husband of Florence Plimbley. Together they had a son named Antony. He was 31 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
30th July 192810th January 1930Victory IIOfficers' Steward 4th ClassADM362/38
11th January 193016th May 1930Excellent (Restless)Officers' Steward 4th ClassADM363/599
17th May 193030th June 1930Victory II - IVOfficers' Steward 4th ClassADM363/599
1st July 193029th July 1930FolkestoneOfficers' Steward 4th ClassADM363/599
30th July 19305th October 1930FolkestoneOfficers' Steward 3rd ClassADM363/599
6th October 193027th October 1930LupinOfficers' Steward 3rd ClassADM363/599
28th October 193027th November 1930ClematisOfficers' Steward 3rd ClassADM363/599
28th November 193012th December 1930Victory II - IVOfficers' Steward 3rd ClassADM363/599
13th December 193030th September 1931FrobisherOfficers' Steward 3rd ClassADM363/599
1st October 193118th January 1932FrobisherStewardADM363/599
19th January 19329th March 1932Victory IIStewardADM363/599
10th March 193216th January 1934DurbanStewardADM363/599
17th January 193411th May 1934Victory IIStewardADM363/599
12th May 193415th October 1934ResolutionStewardADM363/599
16th October 193431st December 1935RevengeStewardADM363/599
1st January 193612th May 1936RenownStewardADM363/599
13th May 193628th August 1936ValiantStewardADM363/599
29th August 193629th February 1940Victory II (8)StewardADM363/599
1st March 19409th June 1940Victory II (8)Leading StewardADM363/599
10th June 194024th July 1940RodneyLeading StewardADM363/599
25th July 194011th November 1940NelsonLeading StewardADM363/599
12th November 19406th January 1941ManchesterLeading StewardADM363/599
7th January 194111th May 1941EdinburghLeading StewardADM363/599
12th May 194124th May 1941HoodLeading StewardADM363/599

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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 58.

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)
Philip Plimbley (photo & information, June 2009)