-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
John Coats Mochan

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Date of birth: 24th September 1922
Place of birth: Dundee, Angus, Scotland
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 158369
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 24th September 1922 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. He was the nephew of Mrs J. Leitch of Beechwood. He joined the Navy as a Boy Seaman and was trained on H.M.S. Caledonia. He subsequently served in the Empress of Britain, Empress of Australia, the Royal Yacht and lastly Hood. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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 1 of Panel 51.

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)
John's sister-in-law, Mary Mochan (photos & information, 2001 & Feb 2004)