-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 11-May-2015

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
JOHN WILLIAM MARTIN

Photo of Boy 1st Class John William Martin, courtesy of Mary Mckeown, April 2015

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 182058
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: John was born on 12 January 1924 in Ryde, Isle of Wight. He was the son of Stoker and Mrs John Martin of 51 Mayles Road, Milton.

He was educated at Ryde Upper Grade School as well as Drayton Road School, Portsmouth. Prior to joining the Navy, John was apprenticed to the shipbuilding firm of Messrs J Samuel White and Co of Cowes. He was 17 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 51, Column 3 (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
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "Evening News", 29 May 1941)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ