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H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

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In Remembrance of
Robert William McCaw

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Date of birth: 30th October 1921
Place of birth: Anderston, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Parents: John and Sarah McCaw
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 220086
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Roy", as he was known, was born on 30th October 1921 in Anderton, Lanarkshire, Scotland to John and Sarah McCaw. He had an older brother John (Ian), an older sister Helen (Ella), a younger brother Alistair and a much younger sister Margaret. He was raised in Anderston and Possilpark in Glasgow and hoped to join the Civil Service as both Ian and Alistair did after the war. His two brothers served during the war- Ian in the R.A.F and Alistair in the Navy, and their father was a naval seaman in the First World War.

Roy was a happy, loving boy who brought laughter to his family. He was just 19 years old at the time of his loss.

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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 1 of Panel 51.

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)
Robert's sister, Margaret Stewart (Photo & information, Sept 2003)