-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 16-May-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
GEORGE RIGBY EAGLES

Photo of Midshipman George Rigby Eagles, courtesy of John Tanner, Oct 2011

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Midshipman
Date Joined Hood: 01 May 1940
Biographical Information: George was the eldest son of Thomas Rosse and Mary Eagles, of Abbey Road, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, Middlesex. He had two younger brothers, Joe and Tom and two sisters, Frances and Eleanor. He studied at the Convent College, London Road, Enfield. He later studied at St Ignatius, Stamford Hill and the Douai School. He entered the Navy shortly before war broke out and received 2 terms of training at Dartmouth.

George was known to be a fine sportsman, excelling at rugby, cricket, football and boxing. He was very popular with all who knew him. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 45, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
John Tanner (photo & information from newspaper clipping, October 2011)
Caroline Tebbutt (information, April 2014)