-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 14-May-2011

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Able Seaman Edward George Fitch, courtesy of his nephew, John Franklin, May 2011

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 24177
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Edward was born at 2 Spring Gardens, Vauxhall, on 12th November 1917, the youngest of four children born to Annie Fitch (nee Cole) and Albert Sidney Fitch (who died in July 1917 from wounds sustained in the First World War).
Edward's siblings were Annie May, Gladys Harriet and Ernest. Both Annie and Ernest would also serve in the military (WRNS and Army respectively).

Edward was 23 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 48, 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
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His nephew, John Franklin (photo & information, May 2011)