-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
John Roderick Down

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Date of birth: 25th September 1920
Parents: Frederick and Margaret Down
Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Service Number: N/A
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

John was the youngest son of Frederick and Margaret Down, of Edinburgh. John was serving as an Acting Sub-Lieutenant during Hood's final mission. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 60, 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)
Marietta Chrichton Stuart (information and photo, August 2018)
ADM 101/565