-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 18-Dec-2014

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In Remembrance of
EDWARD HOME FERGUS MOULTRIE

Photo of Lieutenant-Commander Edward Home Fergus Moultrie, courtesy of his nephew, Fergus Hinds, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant-Commander
Date Joined Hood: 1040 hours, 20 February 1941 at Rosyth
Biographical Information: Edward was born on 02 February 1907. He was from Barnton, Midlothian. He entered the Navy on 15 September 1920 as a cadet. His first known assignment was aboard the cruiser H.M.S. Carysfort as a midshipman. He attened a course at H.M.S. President, Greenwich in 1927. He was promoted to Acting Sub-Lieutenant during this time. Promotion to Sub-Lieutenant came in August 1928.

He served in the destroyer H.M.S. Worcester from August 1928 to August 1929. He was promoted to Lieutenant in June 1929. From April 1930 to February 1931, he served aboard the destroyer H.M.S. Active. He attended Gunnery School at H.M.S. Drake, Devonport from October 1933 to January 1934. He attended futher gunnery instruction at H.M.S. Excellent in Portsmouth from May-July 1935.

Edward was assigned as Gunnery Officer of the aircraft carrier H.M.S. Hermes from September 1935 to February 1937. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander in June of 1937. From August 1938 to April 1940, Edward served as Gunnery Officer aboard the cruiser H.M.S. Berwick, plus as the Fleet Gunnery Officer, America and West Indies Station.

From January to February 1941, he attended gunnery training at H.M.S. Excellent, Portsmouth. He was assigned to the battle cruiser H.M.S. Hood immediately afterwards. He was killed in action aboard Hood on the morning of 24th May 1941. He was later Mentioned in Despatches for his actions during his final battle.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 45, Column 1 (click to view panel)
H.M.S. Excellent
and
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His nephew, Fergus Hinds (photo, 2001)
Navy Lists (courtesy of J.N. Houterman)
ADM 53/114435
June Brook (information, February 2011)
The National Archives (ADM 196/150)