-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
Ian George Edmeades Startup

Photo of Ordinary Seaman Ian George Edmeades Startup, courtesy of his nephew, John McCutcheon, April 2005

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Service: Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number:P MV.19
Date Joined Hood: 23 January 1941
Biographical Information: Ian was the only son of Habourmaster Captain George and May Startup, of Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. He attended school at Williamstown High School  from 1930 to December 1932. He later attended Scotch College starting in 1933. He was also on the staff of Shell Co and a member of the Royal Yacht Club in Williamstown.

Ian left for England in September 1940 and was trained at H.M.S. Collingwood, Shoreham from October 1940 through January 1941 (class AX7C). He was subsequently drafted to Hood. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss. You can read more about him in the Australian Navy's The Yachtsman and the Mighty Hood. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 62, 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 Ian George Edmeades Startup, courtesy of Geoffrey Thomas, February 2014
Above- Ian at H.M.S. Collingwood in January 1941
Photo of Ordinary Seaman Ian George Edmeades Startup, courtesy of his nephew, John McCutcheon, April 2005
Above- Ian aboard Hood very shortly before her loss
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Ian's nephew, John McCutcheon (photos & information, April 2005)
Barbara Muster (information, January 2012)
Geoffrey Thomas (photo & information, February 2014)