-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
Edward Rowland Sadler

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Date of birth: 17th September 1919
Place of birth: Enfield, Middlesex, England
Parents: William and Susannah Sadler
Wife: Bush Hill Park, Middlesex
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3890
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Edward was born on 17th September 1919 in Enfield, Middlesex to William and Susannah Sadler. The family lived in Bush Hill Park.

He attended the Seventh Avenue School and was a member of the St. Andrew's Church Lads' Brigade. He later worked for Messrs Townsend and Collins before joining the Marines (where he was awarded The Kings Badge for being the best recruit). He was known to be a good boxer and excellent singer. He worked as a gunner aboard Hood.

Edward was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Brenda Sadler (photo, 2000)
Tina Payne (information, 2003)
John Tanner (photo & information via newspaper clipping, Oct 2011)