-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
Herbert Albert Davis

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Date of birth: 11th August 1902
Place of birth: Alverstoke, Hampshire, England
Parents: Ward of Mrs. E. Eaton
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: P0/19475
Joined Hood: 26th August 1939 (Marine)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Marine)
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Biographical Information:

Herbert was born 11th August 1902 in Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire. He became a ward of Mrs. E. Eaton, of Gosport. He attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from June 1914 to July 1916. He joined the Royal Marines as a Boy Bugler in July 1916 and was trained at RMLI Portsmouth. He became a full Marine in 1922.

During his service Herbert served in several shore establishments and around 7 ships to include the Europa, Warspite and Despatch. He was 38 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)
Herbert's daughter, Dora Rogers (photo & information, February 2001)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)