-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

Updated 21-Nov-2018

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
WALTER MURRAY HOURSTON DONALDSON

Photo of Ordinary Seaman Walter Murray Hourston Donaldson, courtesy of his nephew, Scott Donaldson, June 2018

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 202427
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Murray, as he was known, was born on 28 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. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 50, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Ordinary Seaman Walter Murray Hourston Donaldson, courtesy of his nephew, Scott Donaldson, June 2018  Photo of Ordinary Seaman Walter Murray Hourston Donaldson, courtesy of his nephew, Scott Donaldson, June 2018  Photo of Ordinary Seaman Walter Murray Hourston Donaldson, courtesy of his nephew, Scott Donaldson, June 2018
Above - Various photos of Murray / Below- Murray's family
The Donaldson family circa 1941, courtesy of Scott Donaldson, June 2018
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His nephew, Scott Donaldson (information & photos, June 2018)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)