-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 Charles Eldred

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Date of birth: 2nd August 1921
Place of birth: St Pancras, London, England
Parents: Charles and Alice Eldred
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 100487
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

Eric was born on 2nd August 1921 in St. Pancras, London to Charles and Alice Eldred. The family later lived in Ryde, Isle of Wight. He was the brother of Lilian, Ethel, Terry, Marie and Chris Eldred. Eric attended School Street School on the Isle of Wight, and later worked as a butcher until joining the Royal Navy.

Eric was 19 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 55, Column 1






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 nephew, Eric Neal (photo & information, November 2002)