-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
John Donaldson Shannon

Photo of Ordinary Seaman John Donaldson Shannon, courtesy of Geoffrey Thomas, February 2014

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Service: Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: BV.8
Date Joined Hood: 23 January 1941
Biographical Information: John was the son of Joseph and Maud Shannon, of Buranda, Queensland, Australia. He joined the RANVR in September 1940 and was subsequently trained at H.M.S. Collingwood. He joined Hood in January 1941.

He was 26 years old at the time of his loss. You can read more about him in the Australian Navy's The Yachtsman and the Mighty Hood

We have no additional information. If you have any additional details, please contact us.

Memorial Information
Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 62, Column 1 (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
Geoffrey Thomas (photo & information, February 2014)