-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Algernon Thomas Foster

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Date of birth: 6th November 1916
Place of birth: Hastings, Sussex, England
Parents: Archibald and Mabel Foster
Wife: Mabel Foster
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 172627
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Algernon was born on 6th November 1916 in Hastings, Sussex to Archibald and Mabel Foster. He was the husband of Mabel Foster. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Algernon and Mabel's wedding day

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)

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

Detail of Algernon'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)
Royal Navy Museum Library (collection of letters and photos, accessed May 2007)