-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
Harold Edward Richer

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Date of birth: 2nd October 1910
Place of birth: Hastings, Sussex, England
Parents: Samuel and Florence Richer
Previous occupation: Training Ship Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/JX 126514
Joined Hood: 30th April 1938 (Actin Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

Harold was born on 2nd October 1910 in Hastings, Sussex to Samuel and Florence Richer. He was 30 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
30th March 192620th November 1926GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM362/18
21st November 19266th January 1927GangesBoy 1st ClassADM362/18
7th January 192714th August 1927Emperor of IndiaBoy 1st ClassADM362/18
15th August 19271st October 1928NelsonBoy 1st ClassADM362/18
2nd October 19282nd March 1930NelsonOrdinary SeamanADM362/18
3rd March 19301st April 1930WarspiteOrdinary SeamanADM363/524
2nd April 19306th May 1930WarspiteAble SeamanADM363/524
7th May 19305th June 1930ResourceAble SeamanADM363/524
6th June 193031st March 1931Queen ElizabethAble SeamanADM363/524
1st April 193124th April 1931Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/524
25th April 193118th June 1931FisgardAble SeamanADM363/524
19th June 193123rd October 1931ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/524
24th October 193131st August 1932ChampionAble SeamanADM363/524
1st September 19325th September 1933NelsonAble SeamanADM363/524
6th September 193318th December 1933Victory IAble SeamanADM363/524
19th December 193317th July 1936CornwallAble SeamanADM363/524
18th July 193615th October 1936Victory IAble SeamanADM363/524
16th October 19368th December 1936Victory II (Sardonyx)Able SeamanADM363/524
9th December 193618th March 1937ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/524
19th March 193713th June 1937CuracoaAble SeamanADM363/524
14th June 193729th August 1937CuracoaActing Leading SeamanADM363/524
30th August 193729th April 1938Victory IActing Leading SeamanADM363/524
30th April 193813th June 1938HoodActing Leading SeamanADM363/524
14th June 193816th November 1938HoodLeading SeamanADM363/524
17th November 193816th November 1939HoodActing Petty OfficerADM363/524
17th November 193924th May 1941HoodPetty OfficerADM363/524

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)

Harold's name is in Column 2 of Panel 46.

Detail of Harold'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)