-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
Bertie Douglas Messines Eldridge

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Date of birth: 18th April 1917
Place of birth: Newport, Isle of Wight, England
Parents: Albert and Lucy Eldridge
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 116723
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

Bertie was born on 18th May 1917 in Newport, Isle of Wight to Albert and Lucy Eldridge. The family later lived in Ryde, Isle of Wight. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss. He is listed as "Bertie Douglas Messius Eldridge" in naval records.




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None at this time.




Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 56, 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 niece, Wendy Hayward (photo, November 2004)
Isle of Wight Family History -Society, Registered Births, Marriages and Deaths on the Isle of Wight