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In Remembrance of
Robert Thomas Macnamara

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Date of birth: 30th January 1922
Place of birth: Richmond, Surrey, England
Parents: William and Hannah Macnamara
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 32209
Joined Hood: March 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Robert was born on 30th January 1922 to William and Hannah Macnamara, of Richmond, Surrey. He lived with his older brother William after their mother passed away.

Robert was educated at both Darell Road School and Richmond Central School. He was reported to have been very popular. He also worked as a junior porter at the North Sheen railway station. He joined the Navy after the start of the war at age 17.

Robert was posted to H.M.S. Hood in early 1940 and he would see service during Hood's busiest times. His duties were known to include Storing ammunition to the amidships guns. He was present for Hood's participation in Force "H" and was sadly still with the ship when it sailed to intercept Bismarck the following May. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

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

Detail of Robert'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)
His great-nephew, Gary Macnamara (Photos & information, November 2006)