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In Remembrance of
Alastair Donald Macdonald

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Date of birth: 6th June 1923
Place of birth: Cupar, Fife, Scotland
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 159746
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Alastair was born on 6th June 1923 in Cupar, Fife, Scotland. He is believed to have been an only child. Following the death of his parents (when he was an infant), Alastair was raised by his grandmother, Mrs John MacDonald in Blairgowrie. He attended the Springfield Primary and Bell Baxter High in Fife. He joined the Navy at age 15 (his grandmother relocated to 61 High Street, Perth at this time). He was 17 years old at the time of his loss.

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Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Alastair's name is in Column 3 of Panel 51.

Detail of Alastair's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His classmate, Hilda Richmond and her son Iain Richmond (information, November 2014)
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "The Perthshire Advertiser," 7th June 1941; provided February 2018)