-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
Herbert Albert Davis

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Date of birth: 11th August 1902
Place of birth: Alverstoke, Hampshire, England
Parents: Ward of Mrs. E. Eaton
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: P0/19475
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Herbert was born 11th August 1902 in Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire. He became a ward of Mrs. E. Eaton, of Gosport. He attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from June 1914 to July 1916. He joined the Royal Marines as a Boy Bugler in July 1916 and was trained at RMLI Portsmouth. He became a full Marine in 1922.

During his service Herbert served in several shore establishments and around 7 ships to include the Europa, Warspite and Despatch. He was 38 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)
Herbert's daughter, Dora Rogers (photo & information, February 2001)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)