-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
John William Maitland

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Date of birth: 28th December 1899
Place of birth: Poole, Dorset, England
Parents: Jack and Gertrude Maitland
Wife: Violet Maitland
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Shipwright
Service Number: P/M 8898
Joined Hood: 4th October 1940 (Chief Shipwright)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Shipwright)
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Biographical Information:

Jack, as he was known to family and friends, was born on 28th December 1899 in Poole, Dorset to parents Jack and Gertrude Maitland. He joined the Navy on 18th July 1914 and was ultimately awarded the Long Service, Good Conduct and N.G.S. (Palestine) Medals. Jack was also an amateur musician and was always organising bands on ships. He was the husband of Violet Maitland, of Copnor, Hampshire. Jack was 41 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
29th July 191830th September 1918Victory II (Portsmouth Dockyard)Boy ShipwrightADM188/1035
1st October 191816th February 1919Victory II (Portsmouth Dockyard)Shipwright 5th ClassADM188/1035
17th February 191930th June 1919FisgardShipwright 5th ClassADM188/1035
1st July 191929th February 1920Victorious (Imperieuse)Acting Shipwright 4th ClassADM188/1035
1st March 19203rd May 1920Crescent (Imperieuse)Acting Shipwright 4th ClassADM188/1035
4th May 192011th May 1920Victory IIIActing Shipwright 4th ClassADM188/1035
12th May 19205th August 1920FisgardActing Shipwright 4th ClassADM188/1035
6th August 19204th October 1920Queen ElizabethActing Shipwright 4th ClassADM188/1035
5th October 19208th September 1922Queen ElizabethShipwright 4th ClassADM188/1035
9th September 19227th September 1923Queen ElizabethShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1035
8th September 192325th October 1923Victory IIShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1035
26th October 192323rd April 1924FisgardShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1035
24th April 192411th November 1925CenturionShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1035
12th November 19258th September 1926BarhamShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1035
9th September 192611th June 1928BarhamShipwright 2nd ClassADM188/1035
12th June 192828th December 1928Victory IIShipwright 2nd ClassADM188/1035
29th December 192824th June 1929DartmouthShipwright 2nd ClassADM188/1035
25th June 192920th January 1930Constance (Dartmouth)Shipwright 2nd ClassADM363/146
21st January 19308th September 1931FisgardShipwright 2nd ClassADM363/146
9th September 193122nd December 1931FisgardShipwright 1st ClassADM363/146
23rd December 193120th February 1933Victory IIShipwright 1st ClassADM363/146
21st February 193311th May 1933CuracoaShipwright 1st ClassADM363/146
12th May 193319th April 1935Bee (Petrel)Shipwright 1st ClassADM363/146
20th April 193519th June 1935CalcuttaShipwright 1st ClassADM363/146
20th June 193531st July 1935Victory IIShipwright 1st ClassADM363/146
1st August 193514th November 1935Effingham (Coventry)Shipwright 1st ClassADM363/146
15th November 193525th March 1936DolphinShipwright 1st ClassADM363/146
26th March 193613th April 1936DolphinChief Shipwright 2nd ClassADM363/146
14th April 19363rd January 1939RepulseChief Shipwright 2nd ClassADM363/146
4th January 193910th April 1940Victory IIChief Shipwright 2nd ClassADM363/146
11th April 19403rd October 1940Victory IIChief ShipwrightADM363/146
4th October 194024th May 1941HoodChief ShipwrightADM363/146

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

John's name is in Column 3 of Panel 56.

Detail of John'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)
Jack's daughter, Mrs Sheila Blowers (photo & information, August 2003)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1035)