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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
William Robert McRae

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Date of birth: 10th April 1924
Place of birth: Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
Parents: Donald and Susannah McRae
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy Telegraphist
Service Number: P/JX 164096
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 10th April 1923 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire to Donald and Susannah McRae. The family later lived in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. He was 18 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

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

William's name is in Column 1 of Panel 53.

Detail of William'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 nephew, Ian McRae (photo, July 2009)