-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 Mackay

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Date of birth: 23rd February 1920
Place of birth: Tolsta Chaolais, Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Parents: Angus & Christina Mackay
Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/X 20831 A
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

John was the son of Angus & Christina Mackay, of Tolas-Dadh-a-Chaolais, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. He was 21 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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Isle of Lewis War Memorial, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland


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The memorial tower stands above the area which contains the stones and plaques.





Several memorial plaques, which contain the names of the fallen, are mounted on large granite boulders.





Plaque number one includes John's name (top left)
as well as that of the other Hood casualty
from the Isle of Lewis (bottom right):
Sick Berth Attendant Alexander Edward Sim





A close up of John's name.







Chaolais War Memorial, Chaolais, Isle of Lewis, Scotland


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A view of the memorial.





John's name on the memorial.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Malcolm MacDonald (photo, 2001)