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In Remembrance of
John Donaldson Shannon

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Date of birth: 25th September 1914
Place of birth: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Parents: Joseph and Maud Shannon
Service: Royal Australian Volunteer Naval Reserve
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: B/V 8 (RANVR)
Joined Hood: 23rd January 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Ordinary Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

John was the son of Joseph and Maud Shannon, of Buranda, Queensland, Australia and was born in Brisbane on 25th September 1914. He joined the R.A.N.V.R. in September 1940 and was subsequently trained at H.M.S. Collingwood. He joined Hood in January 1941.

He was 26 years old at the time of his loss. You can read more about him in the Australian Navy's The Yachtsman and the Mighty Hood.

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

Photos of the memorial

Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, Devonshire, England

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Geoffrey Thomas (photo & information, February 2014)