-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 26-Nov-2018

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

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Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Date Joined Hood: 10 April 1940
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. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 60, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
St John's Church of Scotland, Princes Street, Edinburgh
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
.Memorial to John Down courtesy of Marietta Chrichton Stuart
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Marietta Chrichton Stuart (information and photo, August 2018)
ADM 101/565