-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
Murdoch Mclean Solman

Photo of Able Seaman Murdoch Mclean Solman, courtesy of his brother Francis Solman, December 2008
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 157519
Date Joined Hood: January 1939
Biographical Information: Murdoch was born on 12 November 1922 at Harlaw Hill, Canonbie, Dumfrieshire, Scotland to parents Captain Reginald Solman, R.E.M.E., and Janet Solman, of Nelson, Lancashire. He is known to have a brother, Francis. 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 49, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Canonbie Village Memorial, Dumfries, Scotland
and
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Able Seaman Murdoch Mclean Solman, courtesy of his brother Francis Solman, December 2008
Above- Murdoch on Hood's focsle; Below- Murdoch (4th from left) & members of a 4" gun crew
Photo of Able Seaman Murdoch Mclean Solman, courtesy of his brother Francis Solman, December 2008
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Ken Jefferies (information, January 2003)
His brother, Maj. Francis Scott Solman, REME (Ret) (photos & information, December 2008)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ