-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 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
EDWARD JOHN HOLMES

Photo of Boy 1st Class Edward John Holmes, courtesy of his cousin, Margaret Pressly, July 2005
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 162448
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Edward was born in Paisley, Renfreshire on 26 October 1923 to parents James and Agnes Holmes. The family settled in Ayr. Edward entered the Navy at age 15 and was trained at H.M.S. St George and near the Isle of Man before joining H.M.S. Hood. He was 17 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 51, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Boy 1st Class Edward James Holmes, courtesy of his cousin, Margaret Pressly, July 2005
Above- Edward and fellow trainees at the Isle of Man

Photo of Boy 1st Class Edward James Holmes, courtesy of his cousin, Margaret Pressly, July 2005
Above and below- Edward and classmates at H.M.S. St George, Rosyth
Photo of Boy 1st Class Edward James Holmes, courtesy of his cousin, Margaret Pressly, July 2005


Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His cousin, Mrs Margaret Pressly (photos & information, July 2005)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009