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H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

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


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


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
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)