-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
ALEXANDER INNES

Photo of Able Seaman Alexander Innes, courtesy of his grandson, Zak Inness, 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 154666
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Alex was born in Portsley, Banffshire, Scotland on 05 November 1916, the only son of Alexander Innes and Alexina Innes, nee Benzies (born Strichen 1892). His father was killed in action in France in 1916. His mother remarried two years later to William Stott (a widower with children). Together the Stotts had three more children, Thomas, Frances and Elizabeth. Alex . William would serve in the Royal Navy during the First World War and the Merchant Navy in World War Two. Alex followed his footsteps into naval service.

Alex joined the Navy in the early-mid 1930s. He is known to have served aboard H.M.S. Despatch as well as in the Mediterranean at some point before joining Hood. He is believed to have served in Hood as a Seaman Torpedoman.

At some point, Alex married Jean Duff Spence and together they had one son, Brian. Alex was 24 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

If you have any additional details, please contact us.



Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 48, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Portsoy War Memorial, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
and
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Additional Photographs
Photo of Able Seaman Alexander Innes, courtesy of his grandson, Dave McKenzie, Oct 2009
Photo of Able Seaman Alexander Innes, courtesy of his grandson, Dave McKenzie, Oct 2009
Photo of Able Seaman Alexander Innes, courtesy of his grandson, Dave McKenzie, Oct 2009
Above & Below - Alex aboard H.M.S. Despatch
Photo of Able Seaman Alexander Innes, courtesy of his grandson, Dave McKenzie, Oct 2009
Photo of Able Seaman Alexander Innes, courtesy of his grandson, Dave McKenzie, Oct 2009
Above- Alex and an unknown shipmate


Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His grandson, Zak Innes (photo, 2001)
William Spence (information, May 2008)
Dave McKenzie (photos & information, Oct 2009)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)