-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 2nd Class Bertie Douglas Messines Eldridge, courtesy of his niece, Wendy Hayward, November 2004

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 116723
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Bertie was born on 18 May 1917 in Newport, Isle of Wight to Albert and Lucy Eldridge. The family later lived in Ryde, Isle of Wight. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss. He is listed as "Bertie Douglas Messius Eldridge" in naval records. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 56, 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 niece, Wendy Hayward (photo, November 2004)
Isle of Wight Family History -Society, Registered Births, Marriages and Deaths on the Isle of Wightt
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)