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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
John Donaldson Kirkland

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Date of birth: 17th April 1916
Place of birth: Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Parents: Andrew and Anne Kirkland
Wife: Margaret Kirkland
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 157354
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 17th April 1916 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland to Andrew and Anne Kirkland. He was the husband of Margaret Kirkland, of Glasgow. He was 25 years old at the time of his loss.

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

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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

John's name is in Column 2 of Panel 48.

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)