-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 James Strange

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Date of birth: 10th June 1914
Place of birth: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Wife: Margaret Strange
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 107028
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Eddie" as he was known, was born on 10th June 1914 in Liverpool, Lancashire. He was the second of three sons born to Henry and Catharine Strange of 29 Nestor Street, Dingle, Liverpool. His brothers were Henry Stanley (known as Stan) and Cyril. Sadly, their father, who had served in the First World War, died shortly after the war due to injuries. Additionally, Cyril would die during childhood.

Eddie attended Matthew Arnold School in Dingle. He was known to have been a gifted guitar player and played regularly with Stan (on accordian) and their friend Eric. Both Eddie and Stan would go on to serve in the Second World War, Eddie in the Navy and Stan in the Army.

Eddie and his wife Margaret lived in Lucerne Street, off Lark Lane in Aigburth, Liverpool. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.






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Various photos of Eddie with Margaret and shipmates




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

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)





Edward's name is in Column 3 of Panel 55.





Detail of Edward's name.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Joan Major (photo, 2001)
Steph Quinn (information & photos, March 2011)