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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
John William Martin

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Date of birth: 12th January 1924
Place of birth: Ryde, Isle of Wight, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 182058
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 12th January 1924 in Ryde, Isle of Wight. He was the son of Stoker and Mrs John Martin of 51 Mayles Road, Milton.

He was educated at Ryde Upper Grade School as well as Drayton Road School, Portsmouth. Prior to joining the Navy, John was apprenticed to the shipbuilding firm of Messrs J Samuel White and Co of Cowes. 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)

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

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)
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "Evening News", 29 May 1941)