-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
Eric Alger

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Date of birth: 18th March 1914
Place of birth: Eccles, Lancashire, England
Parents: Alexander & Emma Alger
Wife: Mary Alger
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 223041
Joined Hood: about January 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Eric was born on 18 March 1914 in Eccles, Lancashire to Alexander and Emma Alger. He was educated at Lewis Street and Green Lane Council Schools in Eccles. He was employed with the Eccles and District Co-operative Society as a groecery assistant at Peel Green. He was also in the Society's travelling shop. He also served in the Eccles AFS.

Eric was a member of the Patricroft Congregational Church and had been a member of its Boy's Brigade. Eric married his wife Mary in late 1939/early 1940. They lived at 22 Crawford Street, Monton.

Eric joined the Navy in October 1940. He was posted to Hood in early 1941. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 50, Column 1

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Elaine Archer (photo & information, Nov 2018)