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In Remembrance of
Ian George Edmeades Startup

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Date of birth: About 1919
Parents: George and May Startup
Service: Royal Australian Navy Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: PM/V 19
Joined Hood: 23rd January 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Ordinary Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Ian was the only son of Habourmaster Captain George and May Startup, of Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. He attended school at Williamstown High School from 1930 to December 1932. He later attended Scotch College starting in 1933. He was also on the staff of Shell Co. and a member of the Royal Yacht Club in Williamstown.

Ian left for England in September 1940 and was trained at H.M.S. Collingwood, Shoreham from October 1940 through January 1941 (class AX7C). He was subsequently drafted to Hood. He was 22 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.

Additional Photos

Ian at H.M.S. Collingwood in January 1941

Ian aboard Hood very shortly before her loss

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

Photos of the memorial

Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, Devonshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Ian's nephew, John McCutcheon (photos & information, April 2005)
Geoffrey Thomas (photo & information, February 2014)
Barbara Muster (information, January 2012)
Geoffrey Thomas (photo & information, February 2014)