-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 06-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Royal Marine Robert Alan Beard, courtesy of Richard Kerridge, January 2003
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3360
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Alan" as he was known to his friends and family, was born on 21 January 1920 in Tamworth, Staffordshire. He was the adopted son of Reginald and Elizabeth Talboth (nee Beard), of Glascote, Warwickshire. He was a member of 4" gun crew Number 4. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 58, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Royal Marine Alan Beard, courtesy of Mrs TM Southgate, April 2004
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Richard Kerridge (photo, January 2003)
Mrs TM Southgate (photo, April 2004)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)