-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
Edward Rowland Sadler

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Date of birth: 17th September 1919
Place of birth: Enfield, Middlesex, England
Parents: William and Susannah Sadler
Wife: Bush Hill Park, Middlesex
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3890
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Edward was born on 17th September 1919 in Enfield, Middlesex to William and Susannah Sadler. The family lived in Bush Hill Park.

He attended the Seventh Avenue School and was a member of the St. Andrew's Church Lads' Brigade. He later worked for Messrs Townsend and Collins before joining the Marines (where he was awarded The Kings Badge for being the best recruit). He was known to be a good boxer and excellent singer. He worked as a gunner aboard Hood.

Edward was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

A close up of Edward from the photo above.

Edward along with other Marines of his class. He is seen here 7th from left, front row.
Other Royal Marines who lost their lives in H.M.S. Hood are:
Sidney Charles Theobald Welch (Left most, back row)
Ernest George McQuaid (5th from left, back row)
Robert Grieve Watson (7th from left, back row)
Alexander Noble (5th from left, row first from back)
Robert Stanley Carpenter (10th from left, row first from back)
Henry James Fenner (2nd from left, second row from back)
Robert Alan Beard (5th from left, second row from back)
Daniel Joseph Rowlands (6th from left, second row from back)
James Alexander Palmer (10th from left, second row from back)
Thomas John (11th from left, second row from back)

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)

Edward's name is in Column 2 of Panel 59.

Detail of Edward'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)
Brenda Sadler (photo, 2000)
Tina Payne (information, 2003)
John Tanner (photo & information via newspaper clipping, Oct 2011)
Jeanne Blakey (Royal Marines 324th King's Squad photograph), November 2021.