-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
Chainbar divider

In Remembrance of
Merlin Francis Ridge

Photo of
Date of birth: 25th July 1916
Place of birth: Dublin, County Dublin, Irish Republic
Parents: Francis and Prudence Ridge
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Writer
Service Number: P/MX 71883
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

Merlin was born on 25th July 1916 in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland to Francis and Prudence Ridge. The family later lived in Reading, Berkshire. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



Merlin (left) with his parents





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 57, Column 2






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Doug Archer Richmond (Photo, September 2003)