-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

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
John Martindale Iago

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Date of birth:
Parents: George and Beatrice Iago
Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Electrical Lieutenant
Service Number: N/A
Joined Hood: 14th September 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Electrical Lieutenant (R.N.V.R.))

Biographical Information:

John was the son of George and Beatrice Iago, of Northwood, Middlesex. 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".

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 60, Column 3

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

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)