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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Murdoch McLean Solman

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Date of birth: 12th November 1922
Place of birth: Canonbie, Dumfries, Scotland
Parents: Captain Reginald Solman, R.E.M.E., and Janet Solman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 157519
Joined Hood: January 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Murdoch was born on 12th November 1922 at Harlaw Hill, Canonbie, Dumfrieshire, Scotland to parents Captain Reginald Solman, R.E.M.E., and Janet Solman, of Nelson, Lancashire. He is known to have a brother, Francis. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Murdoch on Hood's focsle

Murdoch (4th from left) & members of a 4" gun crew

Canonbie Village Memorial, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

Photos of the memorial

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)

Murdoch's name is in Column 2 of Panel 49.

Detail of Murdoch'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)
Ken Jefferies (information, January 2003)
His brother, Maj. Francis Scott Solman, REME (Ret) (photos & information, December 2008)