-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
Alexander Edward Sim

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Date of birth: 4th April 1915
Place of birth: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Parents: Alexander and Christina Sim
Wife: Kate Sim
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Sick Berth Attendant
Service Number: P/MX 69436
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Alexander was born on 4th April 1915 in Portlethen, Kincardineshire, Scotland to Alexander and Christina Sim. He married Kate Ann Macdonald of Kirkibost, Great Bernera in January 1941. . He was 26 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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Great Bernera War Memorial, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Scotland


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The memorial on the island of Great Bernera
Image copyright J.M. Briscoe / Canmore





Alexander's name on the memorial
Image copyright J.M. Briscoe / Canmore







Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Isle of Lewis War Memorial, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland


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The memorial tower stands above the area which contains the stones and plaques.





Several memorial plaques, which contain the names of the fallen, are mounted on large granite boulders.





Plaque number one includes Alexander's name (bottom right)
as well as that of the other Hood casualty from the Isle of Lewis (top left):
Ordinary Seaman, R.N.R. John Mackay





A close up of Alexander's name on the plaque.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Malcolm MacDonald (photo, 2001)
Angus MacDonald (information, July 2017)
World War II casualties from Lewis