-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 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Royal Marine Richard Alfred Manser Jr, courtesy of his son, Tony Manser, 2000
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 100888
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Richard was born on 15th March 1911 to Richard and Margaret Manser of Stratford, Essex. He married Doris May Smith on 29th April 1933, and together they had three children. He was a painter and decorator (owner) by trade as well as an accomplished boxer. Most of all, he was a great father. He was 30 years old when he died.

Richard's middle name is listed as "Arthur" in official records, but his family state that his real middle name was "Alfred". We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 59, 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 (listed as Richard Arthur Manser)
Richard's son, Tony Manser (photo & information, 2000)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ