-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 06-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
ARTHUR ALTHAM

Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Arthur Altham, courtesy of his nephew, Arthur Altham, November 2007

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/SKX 625
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Arthur was born on 12 June 1917 in Clitheroe, Yorkshire to Frank and Margaret Altham. The family lived at 36 Parker Street, Barnoldswick, Yorkshire. He had four siblings, Alfred, Alice, Gilbert and Hilda. Prior to joining the military, he was a member of the Overlooker's Club and attended St James Church.

Arthur is believed to have enlisted prior to the outbreak of World War Two. He originally joined the Fleet Air Arm for a term of seven years. He is known to have served in H.M.S. Daedalus and at H.M.S. Victory before joining the crew of Hood. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 56, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Additional Photographs
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Above (left to right) - Arthur and his brothers Gilbert and Alfred
Below- Athur (second table from front, sitting at far right) and shipmates at a shore establishment

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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His nephew, Arthur Altham (photos & information, November 2007)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)