-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
Edwin Tocher

Photo of Ordinary Seaman Edwin Tocher, courtesy of Mary Mckeown, September 2013

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 158987
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Edwin was born on 19 December 1921 to Edward and Barbara Tocher, of 202 Auchmill Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

He is known to have served as a gunner aboard the destroyer H.M.S. Afridi. He helped fellow crewmen survive its sinking after being bombed off Narvik, Norway in May 1940. He was 19 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 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "Abderdeen Journal", September 2013)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)