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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

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In Remembrance of
Roderick McGregor Raw

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Date of birth: 1st July 1921
Place of birth: Hartlepool, County Durham, England
Parents: Esther Raw
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 97420
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Roy, as he was known to family and friends, was born on 1st July 1921 to Esther Raw, of Hartlepool, County Durham. After his mother re-married, he had two half siblings, Eliza and Henry McEvoy. The family lived at 31 Rokeby Street, Central Estate, Hartlepool.

Roy was an old boy of Galley’s Field School. He is known to have worked as a window cleaner in Hartlepool. He volunteered for naval service in July 1939. He was 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

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

Roderick's name is in Column 2 of Panel 55.

Detail of Roderick'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)
Gillian Smith (information derived from summer 1941 editions of The Hartlepool Mail, June 2015)
Margaret Rose (photos & information, March 2013)
Mr R. McEvoy (photo, Feb 2002)