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In Remembrance of
Ronald William Mackin

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Date of birth: 2nd February 1923
Place of birth: Jersey, Jersey, Channel Islands
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 158227
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Ronnie, as he was known was born in Jersey, Channel Islands in February 1923. He had five siblings, Stanley, Douglas, Betty, Joyce and Mavis.

Ronnie joined the Navy in 1938 and was trained at H.M.S. St. Vincent. He was an acomplished boxer for the Navy. He is believed to have been posted to Hood very shortly before her loss. His brother Douglas is also believed to have served in Hood shortly prior to her final mission. Ronnie was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Ronnie (right) and his brother Douglas

Ron (front row, far left) and classmates from H.M.S. St .Vincent

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)

Ronald's name is in Column 3 of Panel 48.

Detail of Ronald'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)
Emma Makin (photo, March 2012)
His great-newphew, Mr.Kursten Jon Bree (information, November 2007)