-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
Edward Harry White

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Date of birth: 3rd May 1910
Place of birth: Newport, Isle of Wight, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Telegraphist
Service Number: P/J 114583
Joined Hood: 28th September 1940 (Petty Officer Telegraphist)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Petty Officer Telegraphist)
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Biographical Information:

"Mick", as he was known, was born on 3rd May 1910 in Newport, Isle of Wight to Edward and Mary White. He was 31 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
31st July 192513th February 1926GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM362/9
14th February 19266th January 1927GangesBoy 1st ClassADM362/9
7th January 192729th August 1927MarlboroughBoy TelegraphistADM362/9
30th August 192713th October 1927RamilliesBoy TelegraphistADM362/9
14th October 192731st October 1927ConquestBoy TelegraphistADM362/9
1st November 192719th March 1928ConquestOrdinary TelegraphistADM362/9
20th March 19283rd September 1928Queen ElizabethOrdinary TelegraphistADM362/9
4th September 192812th February 1929Queen ElizabethTelegraphistADM362/9
13th February 192915th March 1929ValiantTelegraphistADM363/473
16th March 192931st March 1930Victory I - IITelegraphistADM363/473
1st April 193030th September 1932EffinghamTelegraphistADM363/473
1st October 19328th January 1933Victory ITelegraphistADM363/473
9th January 193328th April 1933Vernon (Horsea Island)TelegraphistADM363/473
29th April 193320th June 1933Victory ITelegraphistADM363/473
21st June 193326th August 1934PenzanceTelegraphistADM363/473
27th August 19349th January 1935St. Angelo II (Active)TelegraphistADM363/473
10th January 193529th November 1935PenzanceTelegraphistADM363/473
30th November 19351st May 1936Victory ITelegraphistADM363/473
2nd May 193630th September 1937CourageousTelegraphistADM363/473
1st October 193731st December 1937CourageousActing Leading TelegraphistADM363/473
1st January 193810th April 1938Victory IActing Leading TelegraphistADM363/473
11th April 193820th April 1938Victory II (Sardonyx)Acting Leading TelegraphistADM363/473
21st April 19382nd May 1938Victory IActing Leading TelegraphistADM363/473
3rd May 193830th September 1938Victoria & AlbertActing Leading TelegraphistADM363/473
1st October 193831st October 1938Victoria & AlbertLeading TelegraphistADM363/473
1st November 193814th November 1938Victory ILeading TelegraphistADM363/473
15th November 193831st January 1939Ark RoyalLeading TelegraphistADM363/473
1st February 193927th April 1939Ark RoyalActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/473
28th April 19392nd June 1939Acaster (Acheron)Acting Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/473
3rd June 193931st January 1940St. GeorgeActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/473
1st February 194018th September 1940St. GeorgePetty Officer TelegraphistADM363/473
19th September 194027th September 1940Victory IPetty Officer TelegraphistADM363/473
28th September 194024th May 1941HoodPetty Officer TelegraphistADM363/473

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)

Edward's name is in Column 2 of Panel 52.

Detail of Edward'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)
J.T. Suthers (information, April 2005)