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In Remembrance of
John Neilson Maskell

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Date of birth: 21st December 1921
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Harry and Elizabeth Maskell
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 157589
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information: John Neilson Maskell, known as Jackie, was born on 21st December 1921 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, to Harry William Maskell and his wife Elizabeth. Jackie had an older brother Harry, who died age 4, a younger sister Mary and two younger brothers, Fred and Ronnie.

The family moved to Edinburgh from Portsmouth when Jackie was a baby. He grew up there until 1936, when the family moved just across the Firth of Forth to Queensferry Road in the naval town of Rosyth. Jackie Maskell's name is listed on the war memorial in the Garden of Remembrance in Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline, not far from his Rosyth home.

He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

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Jackie Maskell (on left) with an unknown 'oppo'.

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)

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

Detail of John'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)
Photographs and biographical information from John Maskell's niece and nephew, Brenda Meehan and Raymond Maskell, February 2021.