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

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Harold McDonald

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Date of birth: 11th January 1910
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 115259
Joined Hood First time: 10th March 1931 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 6th January 1933 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 8th September 1936 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Harold was born on 11th January 1910 in Prtsmouth, Hampshire. He was 31 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
22nd September 192521st May 1926ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM362/10
22nd May 192630th June 1926ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM362/10
1st July 192613th January 1927Iron DukeBoy 1st ClassADM362/10
14th January 192710th January 1928CardiffBoy 1st ClassADM362/10
11th January 192811th July 1929CardiffOrdinary SeamanADM362/10
12th July 19294th September 1929CardiffAble SeamanADM363/118
5th September 192926th September 1929Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/118
27th September 192931st January 1930ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/118
1st February 19309th March 1931VernonAble SeamanADM363/118
10th March 19316th January 1933HoodAble SeamanADM363/118
7th January 193319th January 1933Victory IAble SeamanADM363/118
20th January 193314th July 1935DespatchAble SeamanADM363/118
15th July 19357th September 1936Victory IAble SeamanADM363/118
8th September 193624th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/118

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)

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

Detail of Harold'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)