-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 Stoker 1st Class Eric Charles Eldred, courtesy of his nephew, Eric Neal, October 2002

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 100487
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Eric was born on 02 August 1921 in St Pancras, London to Charles and Alice Eldred. The family later lived in Ryde, Isle of Wight. He was the brother of Lilian, Ethel, Terry, Marie and Chris Eldred. Eric attended School Street School on the Isle of Wight, and later worked as a butcher until joining the Royal Navy.

Eric was 19 years old at the time of his loss. If you have any additional details, please contact us.

Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 55, 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
His nephew, Eric Neal (photo & information, November 2002)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)