-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
William McCleary

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Date of birth: 13th December 1917
Place of birth: Kirkcowan, Wigtownshire, Scotland
Parents: David and Annie McCleary
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 24644
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

William was born on 13th December 1917 in Kirkcowan, Wigtownshire, Scotland to David and Annie McCleary. The family lived in Palnure, Kirkcudbrightshire. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 48, Column 3






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Donald McCleary Jr (photo, March 2010)