-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 James Strange

Photo of Stoker 1st Class Edward James Strange, courtesy of Joan Major, 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 107028
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Eddie" as he was known, was born on 10 June 1914 in Liverpool, Lancashire. He was the second of three sons born to Henry and Catharine Strange of 29 Nestor Street, Dingle, Liverpool. His brothers were Henry Stanley (known as Stan) and Cyril. Sadly, their father, who had served in the First World War, died shortly after the war due to injuries. Additionally, Cyril would die during childhood.

Eddie attended Matthew Arnold School in Dingle. He was known to have been a gifted guitar player and played regularly with Stan (on accordian) and their friend Eric. Both Eddie and Stan would go on to serve in the Second World War, Eddie in the Navy and Stan in the Army.

Eddie and his wife Margaret lived in Lucerne Street, off Lark Lane in Aigburth, Liverpool. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 55, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Stoker 1st Class Edward James Strange, courtesy of Steph Quinn, 2011  Photo of Stoker 1st Class Edward James Strange, courtesy of Steph Quinn, 2011
Above/Below - Various photos of Eddie with Margaret above and shipmates below
Photo of Stoker 1st Class Edward James Strange, courtesy of Steph Quinn, 2011
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Joan Major (photo, 2001)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ
Steph Quinn (information & photos, March 2011)