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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Herbert Ralph Cann

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Date of birth: 10th April 1901
Place of birth: Walthamstow, Essex, England
Parents: Ernest and Emily Cann
Wife: Emily Cann
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/22722
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Herbert was born on 10th April 1901 in Walthamstow, Essex to Ernest and Emily Cann. He was the husband of Emily Cann and the father of Ian Cann, of Milton, Portsea, Hampshire. He is believed to have manned one of the loaders in one of Hood's aft turrets. He was 40 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Herbert and Emily's wedding

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)

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

Detail of Herbert'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)
His grandson, David Chandler (information, February 2009)
His grandaughter, Vanessa Marples (photo, May 2020)