-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 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
ROBERT WILLIAM MCCAW

Photo of Ordinary Seaman Robert William McCaw, courtesy of his nephew, Graeme Stewart, September 2003
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 220086
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Roy", as he was known, was born on 30 October 1921 in Anderton, Lanarkshire, Scotland to John and Sarah McCaw. He had an older brother John (Ian), an older sister Helen (Ella), a younger brother Alistair and a much younger sister Margaret. He was raised in Anderston and Possilpark in Glasgow and hoped to join the Civil Service as both Ian and Alistair did after the war. His two brothers served during the war- Ian in the R.A.F and Alistair in the Navy, and their father was a naval seaman in the First World War.

Roy was a happy, loving boy who brought laughter to his family. He was just 19 years old at the time of his loss. He is still greatly missed and is survived by his brother Ian and his sister Margaret.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 51, Column 1 (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
Robert's sister, Margaret Stewart (Photo & information, Sept 2003)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ