-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

Updated 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Alfred Phillip West

Photo of Petty Officer Cook (O) Alfred Phillip West, courtesy of Mrs Gillian Earley, May 2007

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Cook (S)
Service Number: P/MX 49341
Date Joined Hood: Wartime (circa 1939)
Biographical Information: Alfred was born on 05 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. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Mrs. Gillian Earley (photo & information, May 2007)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ