-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
Melville Edwards

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Date of birth: 12th May 1921
Place of birth: Bynea, Camarthen, Wales
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 4154
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)








Biographical Information:

Melville was born on 12th May 1921 in Bynea, Camarthen, Wales. He is known to have attended Llanelly County school, Llanelly, South Wales starting in 1933. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.




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None at this time.




Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 58, Column 3






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His great-nephew, David Melville Edwards (photo, June 2011)
David Mathias (information, December 2011)