-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 Sims

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Date of birth: 29th February 1920
Place of birth: Christchurch, London, England
Parents: Harry and Maude Sims
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Service Number: P/MX 60184
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 29th February 1920 in Christchurch, London to Harry and Maude Sims. The family lived in Chobham, Surrey. He was serving as an Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class at the time of Hood's final mission. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.




Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 53, Column 2






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)
Alan Searle and Jill Patience (photo & information, February 2010)