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H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
John Martindale Iago

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Date of birth: 1916
Place of birth: Northwood, Hendon, Middlesex, England
Parents: George and Beatrice Iago
Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Electrical Lieutenant
Joined Hood: 14th September 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Electrical Lieutenant (R.N.V.R.))
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Biographical Information:

John was the son of George and Beatrice Iago, of Northwood, Middlesex. Born in 1916, he was well educated and received a B.Sc., A.C.G.I. He entered the R.N.V.R. on active duty on 29 August 1939. He was drafted to Hood the following month.

John was engaged to Dorothy Castle of Beisize Park Gardens NW. He was 25 years old at the time of his loss. You can read more about him in his sister Bee's book, "...And Home There's No Returning".

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

John's name is in Column 3 of Panel 60.

Detail of John's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His sister, Bee Kenchington (photo & information, 2001 & May 2004)
Hants Telegraph, 6 June 1941 (information, April 2019)