-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 Sutherland Lidgey Levack

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Date of birth: 8th June 1921
Place of birth: Farnborough, Hampshire, England
Parents: John and Dorothy Levack
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 4826
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 8th June 1921 in Farnborough, Hampshire. He was the second of four sons born to Dr John Sutherland and Dorothy Mary Lidgey Levack. The family later lived in Norwich. He was educated at Norwich School and Edinburgh Academy where he was Head of Jeffrey House and Head Ephor. He played rugby for Edinburgh Academy and played for Scotland Under 19 in a rugby match against England in 1938.

He completed his Royal Marine training at Deal winning the King's Medal for top recruit in his intake in 1939. H.M.S. Hood was his first posting. He was 19 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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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
John's nephew, John Levack (photo & information, September 2004)