-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 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Ordinary Seaman Samuel Kay, courtesy of his great-nephew, Richard Power, April 2008

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 162376
Date Joined Hood: June 1940
Biographical Information: Sam was born on 15 May 1923 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire to Samuel and Catherine Kay, of Galston, Ayrshire. He had three sisters, Jean, Rose and Renee.

Sam worked as a glazier in Kilmarnock until 1939 at which time he and his friend Eric Sykes enlisted in the Royal Navy. He was initially trained at H.M.S. Caledonia and subsequently at H.M.S. St George. He was posted to Hood in June 1940.

Sam was 18 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 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His great-nephew, Richard Power (photo, April 2008)
His great-nephew, John Boyd Mills (information, December 2012)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)