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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Edward George Fitch

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Date of birth: 12th November 1917
Place of birth: Lambeth, London, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 24177
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Edward was born at 2 Spring Gardens, Vauxhall, on 12th November 1917, the youngest of four children born to Annie Fitch (nee Cole) and Albert Sidney Fitch (who died in July 1917 from wounds sustained in the First World War). Edward's siblings were Annie May, Gladys Harriet and Ernest. Both Annie and Ernest would also serve in the military (WRNS and Army respectively).

Edward was 23 years old at the time of his loss.

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None at this time.

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Edward's name is in Column 1 of Panel 48.

Detail of Edward's name.

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, John Franklin (photo & information, May 2011)