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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
Marcus Richard Prescott

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Date of birth: 15th March 1905
Place of birth: Leigh, Lancashire, England
Parents: Albert and Barbara Prescott
Wife: Annie Prescott
Previous occupation: Collier
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/KX 76674
Joined Hood: 18th March 1939 (Stoker Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Stoker Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

Marcus was born on 15th March 1905 to Albert and Barbara Prescott, of Leigh, Lancashire. He was the husband of Annie Prescott. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
23rd July 19264th January 1927Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/50
5th January 19274th April 1927CentuarStoker 2nd ClassADM362/50
5th April 19276th September 1929CentuarStoker 1st ClassADM362/50
7th September 19297th February 1930Cvictory II - VIStoker 1st ClassADM363/573
8th February 193027th August 1931FisgardStoker 1st ClassADM363/573
28th August 193115th October 1931VindictiveStoker 1st ClassADM363/573
16th October 19314th December 1933SandwichStoker 1st ClassADM363/573
5th December 193314th December 1933Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/573
15th December 193331st August 1934Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/573
1st September 193414th December 1935Effingham (Saladin)Acting Leading StokerADM363/573
16th April 19356th July 1937AjaxLeading StokerADM363/573
15th December 193515th April 1935Effingham (Saladin)Leading StokerADM363/573
7th July 193710th January 1938AjaxActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/573
11th January 19383rd June 1938Victory IIActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/573
4th June 19386th July 1938DunedinActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/573
7th July 193817th March 1939DunedinStoker Petty OfficerADM363/573
18th March 193924th May 1941HoodStoker Petty OfficerADM363/573

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)

Marcus's name is in Column 1 of Panel 54.

Detail of Marcus'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)
Marcus Anthony Hill MBE (photo, April 2005)