-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Alfred Phillip West

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Date of birth: 5th March 1914
Place of birth: Chatham, Kent, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Cook (S)
Service Number: P/MX 39341
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Alfred was born on 5th March 1914 in Chatham, Kent. He was raised from 6 months old by foster parents Harry and Annie Nash of Birchington-on-Sea, Kent. He entered the Navy in the 1930s. His first ship was the submarine support vessel Medway of the China station. He joined Hood during the early part of the Second World War.

Alfred was serving as a Petty Officer Cook (Temporary) and was 27 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

Alfred's name is in Column 3 of Panel 57.

Detail of Alfred'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)
Mrs. Gillian Earley (photo & information, May 2007)