-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
Ernest James Swinson

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Date of birth: 25th June 1913
Place of birth: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
Parents: Ernest and Alice Swinson
Wife: Lucy Swinson
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordnance Artificer 3rd Class
Service Number: P/MX 51029
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Ernest was born on 25th June 1913 in Kingston, Surrey to Ernest and Alice Swinson. The family lived in Thames Ditton. He was the husband of Lucy Swinson. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Photo of Ernest earlier in his career.

Photos of Ernest around the time he served in Hood

H.M.S. Excellent Roll of Honour, Whale Island, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

No photographs are available of this memorial

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)

Ernest's name is in Column 3 of Panel 56.

Detail of Ernest'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)
Robert Goddard (photos, August 2009)