-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
Ralph Foster

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Date of birth: 29th July 1917
Place of birth: Kings Point, Newfoundland
Parents: George and Vickey Foster
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 212475
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

Ralph was born on 29th July 1917 in Kings Point, Newfoundland to George and Vickey Foster of Corner Brook, Newfoundland. He was a member of the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU No. 0034) and was later transferred to the Royal Navy. Hood is believed to have been his only ship. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.




Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 58, Column 2






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






Newfoundland Book of Remembrance









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Foster family (photo, 2001)