-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
Henry Roy Cresswell

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Date of birth: 2nd June 1916
Place of birth: Petersfield, Hampshire, England
Parents: Henry and Bessie Cresswell
Wife: Margaret Cresswell
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 1856
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Roy, as he was known to his family and friends, was born 2nd June 1916 near Petersfield, Hampshire. He was the youngest of 8 children to Henry and Bessie Cresswell. Sadly, his father died shortly before his birth. He married Margaret Graham on 18th January 1941 in Greenock, Scotland. She eventually settled in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

A photo of Hood possibly taken by Roy. She is shown during her service with the Mediterranean Fleet.

Roy in the mid-late 1930s

Roy is somewhere in this group of Royal Marines (date unknown)

A Christmas card Roy sent to his sister Florence


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 58, Column 3

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)
His nephew, Norman Cross (photo & information, February 2001)