-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 Signalman Roy Donald Erskine, courtesy of Alan Rushworth, December 2007

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Signalman
Service Number: P/SSX 29091
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Roy was born on 31 July 1921 in Southsea, Hampshire to John and Mabel Erskine. He had one brother, John, and three sisters, Cicely (Olive), Joan and Barbara. The family lived at 27 Jessie Road until 1929 or 1930 when they relocated to Romford, Essex.

Roy is known to have attended school at Albert Road, Southsea Wesleyan Sunday School and later at Bush Elms School, Hornchurch. He was also a Scout (having served in the 13th Romford Scouts). Roy followed in his father's footsteps in February 1939 by joining the Navy. 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 52, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Additional Photographs
Photo of Signalman Roy Donald Erskine, courtesy of Alan Rushworth, December 2007  Memorial ribbon for Roy Erskine, photo courtesy of Alan Rushworth, December 2007
Above/Left- Roy at home ; Above/Right- Ribbon commemorating Roy

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Alan Rushworth (photos, December 2007)
Tanya Russo (information, February 2010)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)