-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-Dec-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Royal Marine James Alexander Palmer, courtesy of his nephew, Russell Bloxsom, 2001

Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3487
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Alex, as he was known, was born on 07 July 1921 to Joseph and Esther Palmer, of 27 Grasmere Terrace, Washington Station, County Durham. He worked as a grocery messenger boy at Riddles Stores before joining the Marines in 1938.

James was assigned to Hood after completing training. He was among the men from Hood who participated in Operation "Primrose," the effort to defend Norway from Germany. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 59, Column 2 (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
James's nephew, Russell Bloxsom (photo, 2001)
Garry Rowley (information, March 2008)
Irene Gray (information taken from 31st May 1941 "Newcastle Evening Chronicle," July 2017)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ