-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
ALEXANDER CRUICKSHANK BARCLAY

Photo of Leading Cook (S) Alexander Cruikshank Barclay, courtesy of his brother, Robert Barclay, March 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Cook (S)
Service Number: P/MX 59308
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Sandy", as he was known to family and friends, was born on 07 October 1920 in Alton, Hampshire. He was the son of Alex and Bella Barclay, of Lumsden, Aberdeenshire. The family had previously resided in Church Street, Huntley. He was an apprentice baker before joining the Navy at age 18.

He was 20 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
Sandys joining certificate
Above- Sandy's joining certificate
Below- A letter home in which he makes mention of a visit to the ship by Gracie Fields

A letter home, page 1
A letter home, page 2
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His brother, Robert Barclay (photo, letters & background information, Mar 2001)
Norma Eaton (clipping from "Huntly Express", late May 1941)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)