-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 23-Feb-2015

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
ERIC MARSH

Photo of Supply Assistant Eric Marsh, courtesy of Suzette L. Marsh, July 2004

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Supply Assistant
Service Number: P/MX 68544
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Eric was born on 16 November 1914 in Mossley, Lancashire. He was raised in Carrbrook village and educated at West Hill council school, Stalybridge. He later worked at Calico Printers Association at Buckton Vale, Carrbook.

Eric was known to have been a member of the village bowling club and played in the Mossley and Saddleworth Bowling League. He was also connected with St James's Church, Millbrook, and a member of the Young Men's Class of St James's School, Buckton Vale. He was also a saxophonist in the Adelphians Dance Band.

Eric married Nellie Royle at the United Methodist Church, Mossley in 1938. They lived at 19 Seel Terrace, Lees Road, Mossley. Eric served in the Mossley Home Guard and later joined the Navy in July 1940. Hood is believed to be his only ship. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Buckton Vale CPA Roll of Honour,
St George’s Church, Mossley
and
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Suzette L. Marsh (photo & information, July 2004)
The Mossley WW2 Research Group (biographical information, February 2015)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ