-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
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
Walter Murray Hourston Donaldson

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Date of birth: 28th December 1918
Place of birth: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Parents: Walter and Eleanor Donaldson
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 202427
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Murray, as he was known, was born on 28th December 1918 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland to Walter and Eleanor Donaldson. The family later lived in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Murray had two siblings, Marian (who served in WRNS) and Stewart. Sadly, their parents outlived all three children.

Murray was 22 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Murray with his family


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 50, Column 2

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His nephew, Scott Donaldson (information & photos, June 2018)