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In Remembrance of
Alexander Malcolmson

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Date of birth: 17th February 1918
Place of birth: Quarff, Shetland, Scotland
Parents: Alexander and Isabella Malcolmson
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 224307
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Alexander was born on 17th February 1918 to Alexander and Isabella Malcolmson, of Natal Cottage, Quarff, Shetland. He attended school at the Anderson Educational Institute, Lerwick. He later received a Master of Arts from Edinburgh University. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.

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

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Quarff War Memorial, Quarff, Shetland, Scotland

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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

Alexander's name is in Column 1 of Panel 51.

Detail of Alexander'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)
Alexander's sister, Mrs Anna Cumming (photo, 2001)
Mary Mckeown (information derived from the 29 May 1941 edition of the "Abderdeen Weekly Journal", September 2013)