-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

Photo of Royal Marine Joseph Gillan, courtesy of his nephew, Joseph Gillan, March 2016
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3429
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Joe, as he was known, was born on 18 July 1920. He was the second eldest of 6 children born to Andrew and Margaret Gillan of Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He was a member of Hood's Number Four 4" gun crew. 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 59, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Musselburgh War Memorial, East Lothian
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Royal Marine Joseph Gillan, courtesy of Mrs TM Southgate, April 2004

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Mrs TM Southgate (photo, April 2004)
His nephew, Wing Commander Joseph Gillan, RAF (information, May 2004 & photo, March 2016)
His niece, Rhona Buchan (photo and information, Nov 2018)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)