-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
JOHN COATS MOCHAN

Photo of Ordinary Seaman John Coats Mochan, courtesy of his sister in law, Mary Mochan, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 158369
Date Joined Hood: Sometime in 1940
Biographical Information: John was born on 24 September 1922 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. He was the nephew of Mrs J. Leitch of Beechwood. He joined the Navy as a Boy Seaman and was trained on H.M.S. Caledonia. He subsequently served in the Empress of Britain, Empress of Australia, the Royal Yacht and lastly Hood. He was 18 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 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Ordinary Seaman John Coats Mochan, courtesy of his sister in law, Mary Mochan, 2001
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
John's sister-in-law, Mary Mochan (photos & information, 2001 & Feb 2004)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ