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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Samuel Kay

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Date of birth: 15th May 1923
Place of birth: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Parents: Samuel and Catherine Kay
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 162376
Joined Hood: June 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Ordinary Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Sam was born on 15th May 1923 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire to Samuel and Catherine Kay, of Galston, Ayrshire. He had three sisters, Jean, Rose and Renee.

Sam worked as a glazier in Kilmarnock until 1939 at which time he and his friend Eric Sykes enlisted in the Royal Navy. He was initially trained at H.M.S. Caledonia and subsequently at H.M.S. St. George. He was posted to Hood in June 1940.

Sam was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Samuel's name is in Column 3 of Panel 50.

Detail of Samuel'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 great-nephew, Richard Power (photo, April 2008)
His great-nephew, John Boyd Mills (information, December 2012)