-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
LAMBERT EDWARDS CROUCHER

Photo of Able Seaman Lambert Edwards Croucher, courtesy of his nephew, Bruce Croucher, February 2008

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 153609
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Bert" as he was known, and his twin brother William Henry were born on 12 March 1922 in Lambeth, London. The twins and their older brother Archibald were born to parents Archibald and Hilda Croucher of Faversham, Kent. The family operated the Dolphone Hotel in Faversham.

Bert joined the Navy after the start of the Second World War and is known to have been trained at H.M.S. St. Vincent prior to joining Hood. He kept a diary during his time in Hood. He left the portion covering from May to October 1940 at home folling his last shore leave the following December. You can read this log/diary here.

Bert was 19 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

If you have any additional details, please contact us.



Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 47, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Able Seaman Lambert Edwards Croucher, courtesy of David Robichaud, 2000
Above- photo from a newspaper clipping about Bert
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
David Robichaud (newspaper clipping photo, 2000)
His nephew, Bruce Croucher (photo, information & diary, February 2008)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)