-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
Jack Lawson

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Date of birth: 18th October 1920
Place of birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Leonard and Doris Lawson
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Cook (S)
Service Number: C/MX 59364
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Jack was born on 18th October 1920 in Leeds, Yorkshire to Leonard and Doris Lawson. The family later lived in Stanningley, Yorkshire. Jack was an accomplished swimmer. Before joining the Navy he achieved great success as a member of the Pudsey ASA in both individual events and water polo. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.





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Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent, England


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


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His cousin Roy Dockray (photos & information, September 2008)