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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
David Adamson Finlayson

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Date of birth: 8th March 1920
Place of birth: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Parents: James and Joan Finlayson
Wife: Isabella Finlayson
Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/ESD/X 1916
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

David was born on 8th March 1920 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland to James and Joan Finlayson. He was the husband of Isabella Finlayson, of Edinburgh. He was the father of Patricia Finlayson (born in July 1940 whilst he was at sea. Sadly he never got to see her). He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

A photo of David and two unidentified mates.

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)

David's name is in Column 3 of Panel 60.

Detail of David'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)
David's grandson, John Kirkpatrick (photo, 2001)