-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
George Rigby Eagles

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Date of birth: January 1921
Place of birth: Wigan, Lancashire, England
Parents: Thomas and Mary Eagles
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Midshipman
Joined Hood: 1st May 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Midshipman)
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Biographical Information:

George was the eldest son of Thomas Rosse and Mary Eagles, of Abbey Road, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, Middlesex. He had two younger brothers, Joe and Tom and two sisters, Frances and Eleanor. He studied at the Convent College, London Road, Enfield. He later studied at St Ignatius, Stamford Hill and the Douai School. He entered the Navy shortly before war broke out and received 2 terms of training at Dartmouth.

George was known to be a fine sportsman, excelling at rugby, cricket, football and boxing. He was very popular with all who knew him. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

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

Photos of the memorial

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)

George's name is in Column 2 of Panel 45.

Detail of George'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)
John Tanner (photo & information from newspaper clipping, October 2011)
Caroline Tebbutt (information, April 2014)