-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
Eric Thomas Smith

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Date of birth: 23rd October 1911
Place of birth: Wallington, Surrey, England
Parents: Thomas and Violet Smith
Wife: Norah Smith
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 261796
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Eric was born on 23rd October 1911 in Wallington, Surrey to Thomas and Violet Smith. He was the husband of Norah Smith. His family lived at Whimbourne, Mid Street, South Nutfield Surrey. He was 29 years old at the time of his loss.

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)

Eric's name is in Column 2 of Panel 51.

Detail of Eric'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)
Eric's brother, Alan Smith (photo, 2001)
Val Van Der Hoven (information, November 2017)