-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Robert James Alfred Marsh

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Date of birth: 6th February 1907
Place of birth: Bermondsey, London, England
Parents: Francis and Emily Marsh
Wife: Edna Marsh
Previous occupation: Porter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/K 66259
Joined Hood: 3rd July 1939 (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Stoker (Temporary))
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Biographical Information:

Robert was born on 6th February 1907 in Bermondsley, London to Francis and Emily Marsh. He was the husband of Edna Marsh, of Edmonton, Middlesex. He was serving as an Acting Leading Stoker and was 34 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
25th May 192531st December 1925Pembroke IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/34
1st January 192630th April 1926AssistanceStoker 2nd ClassADM362/34
1st May 192615th September 1926AssistanceStoker 1st ClassADM362/34
16th September 19267th July 1927Pembroke IIStoker 1st ClassADM362/34
8th July 192714th May 1929Vulcan (Fermoy)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/34
15th May 192930th June 1929Dolphin (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
1st July 192911th July 1929Dolphin (L6)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
12th July 19299th November 1929Dolphin (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
10th November 192914th June 1930Cyclops (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
15th June 193030th June 1931Cyclops (L21)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
1st July 193116th July 1931Cyclops (Regent)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
17th July 193130th September 1931Cyclops (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
1st October 193113th November 1933Cyclops (Regent)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
14th November 193331st January 1934Dolphin (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
1st February 19343rd September 1935Titania (H32)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
4th September 19356th October 1935Dolphin (H32)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
7th October 193527th October 1935Dolphin (Alecto SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
28th October 193520th February 1936DolphinStoker 1st ClassADM363/103
21st February 193630th June 1936Medway (Otus)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
1st July 193631st March 1937Medway (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
1st April 193731st December 1937Medway (Regulus)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
1st January 193829th May 1938Medway (Regent)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
30th May 193830th September 1938Medway (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
1st October 193831st October 1938Medway (Pandora)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
1st November 193814th February 1939DolphinStoker 1st ClassADM363/103
15th February 193920th March 1939Pembroke IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/103
21st March 193925th April 1939Pembroke II (Marshal Soult)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
26th April 193930th June 1939Titania (Achates)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
1st July 19392nd July 1939Pembroke II (Achates)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/103
3rd July 19397th March 1941HoodStoker 1st ClassADM363/103
8th March 194124th May 1941HoodLeading Stoker (Temporary)ADM363/103

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Robert's name is in Column 2 of Panel 54.

Detail of Robert's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)