-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

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
William McKim

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Date of birth: 22nd June 1923
Place of birth: Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland
Parents: William and Janet McKim
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 162377
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Bill was born on 22nd June 1923 William and Janet McKim, of Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland. He was 17 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



Bill on one of the bow capstans in late 1940/early 1941




Bill on one of the large amidships boat booms in late 1940/early 1941





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 51, Column 3






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His cousin, Bill McQueen (Photos, 2001)