-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 27-Nov-2018

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Ordinary Seaman Eric Alger, courtesy of Elaine Archer, Nov 2018

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 223041
Date Joined Hood: Circa January 1941
Biographical Information: Eric was born on 18 March 1914 in Eccles, Lancashire to Alexander and Emma Alger. He was educated at Lewis Street and Green Lane Council Schools in Eccles. He was employed with the Eccles and District Co-operative Society as a groecery assistant at Peel Green. He was also in the Society's travelling shop. He also served in the Eccles AFS.

Eric was a member of the Patricroft Congregational Church and had been a member of its Boy's Brigade. Eric married his wife Mary in late 1939/early 1940. They lived at 22 Crawford Street, Monton.

Eric joined the Navy in October 1940. He was posted to Hood in early 1941. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 50, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Elaine Archer (photo & information, Nov 2018)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)