-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-Apr-2010

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
ERIC JAGGERS

Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Eric Jaggers, courtesy of his nephew, John Jaggers, December 2002
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 104077
Date Joined Hood: April 1940
Biographical Information: Eric was born on 07 July 1919 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire to Thomas and Alice Jaggers. The family later lived in Birdholme, Derbyshire. He was the brother of Thomas Jaggers.

Eric graduated from Chesterfield Central School in 1934. He then took up a Linotype operator apprenticeship with a local newspaper, "The Derbyshire Times".

Eric was called up for Naval Service in March 1940. Hood was his only ship. He was a keen sportsman before as well as after joining Hood. He won cups and medals for football, cricket, swimming, and boxing at which he would later represent H.M.S. Hood during inter-ship contests. He was 21 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 56, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Eric Jaggers, courtesy of his nephew, John Jaggers, October 2009
Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Eric Jaggers, courtesy of his nephew, John Jaggers, October 2009
Above- Eric and unidentified fellow sailors most likely from Hood. If you know the identities of any of the other men, please do contact us.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His nephew, John Jaggers (photo & information, December 2002 & October 2009)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)