-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

Updated 06-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
HENRY ROY CRESSWELL

Photo of Royal Marine Henry Roy Cresswell, courtesy of his nephew, Norman Cross, 2001
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Royal Marine
Service Number: PO/X 1856
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Roy", as he was known to his family and friends, was born 02 June 1916 near Petersfield, Hampshire. He was the youngest of 8 children to Henry and Bessie Cresswell. Sadly, his father died shortly before his birth. He married Margaret Graham on 18 January 1941 in Greenock, Scotland. She eventually settled in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 58, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Additional Photographs

A photo of Hood possibly taken by Roy Cresswell
A photo of Hood possibly taken by Roy. She is shown during her service with the Mediterranean Fleet.

Photo of Royal Marine Henry Roy Cresswell, courtesy of his nephew, Norman Cross, 2001
Roy in the mid-late 1930s

Photo of Royal Marine Henry Roy Cresswell, courtesy of his nephew, Norman Cross, 2001
Roy is somewhere in this group of Royal Marines (date unknown)

Photo of Royal Marine Henry Roy Cresswell, courtesy of his nephew, Norman Cross, 2001
A Christmas card Roy sent to his sister Florence


Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His nephew, Norman Cross (photo & information, February 2001)