-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

Updated 12-Mar-2010

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
JAMES JOHNSTON

Photo of Able Seaman James Johnston, courtesy of Gary Johnston, 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 21864
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: James was born on 17 April 1916 in Marnock, Banff, Banffshire, Scotland to Henry and Mary Johnston. The family later lived in Whitehouse, Aberdeenshire. He was educated at Forgue School and Huntly Gordon Schools, where he was specially trained in commercial subjects.

He joined the Navy in 1937. He is known to have served on H.M.S. Excellent before joining Hood. Whilst in Hood, he served as a writer for the ship's commanding officer. He also manned one of the anti-aircraft guns.

James was 25 at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 48, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Gary Johnston (photo, 2001)
Norma Eaton (clipping from "Huntly Express", late May 1941)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)