-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
Ernest Sparkes

Photo of RoyalErnest Sparkes, courtesy of his brother, Harry Sparkes, 2001

Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3911
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Ernest was born on 03 December 1921, the second son of Harry and Lilian Sparkes, of 184 Three Spires Avenue, Radford, Coventry. He worked as a porter at the Kings Head Hotel prior to joining the Marines on 14 March 1939. He married his wife Prudence in January 1941. 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 59, Column 2 (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
Ernest's brother, Harry Sparkes (photo, 2001)
Mark Rushworth (Information, May 2008)
Trevor Harkin (information, July 2008)