-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 Writer Merlin Francis Ridge, courtesy of Doug Archer Richmond, September 2003
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Writer
Service Number: P/MX 71883
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Merlin was born on 25 July 1916 in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland to Francis and Prudence Ridge. The family later lived in Reading, Berkshire. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Merlin Ridge and his parents
Above- Merlin (left) with his parents
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Doug Archer Richmond (Photo, September 2003)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ