-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
Ernest Bennett

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Date of birth: 20th March 1920
Place of birth: Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3432
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Ernest was born on 20th March 1920 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, one of nine children (7 boys and 2 girls) in his family. He was the youngest of the boys.

He was engaged to Edith Stacey of Outwood, West Yorkshire, but was lost in action before they could wed. He was aged 21 when he was lost.

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

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

Ernest's name is in Column 3 of Panel 58.

Detail of Ernest'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)
Joan Hawkins (information, November 2006)
Connor Bestwick (information, November 2008)
Janet Noble (photograph, May 2020)