-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
James William Wallace

Photo of Leading Stoker Jimmy Wallace, courtesy of his nephew, David Wallace, November 2003
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/KX 92977
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Jimmy", as he was known to his family, was born on 11 December 1917 to James and Margaret Wallace, of Sunderland, County Durham. After leaving school, he moved to Edinburgh to live with one of his sisters. He took a job as a page boy in a cinema in Gorgie Road. He later moved to Slough, and took a job as a cabinet maker. In 1936, he and nine other friends decided to join the military. Jimmy chose the Navy and signed on for 12 years. His first and only ship was H.M.S. Hood.

Jimmy was taking school courses and was also planning on a further 10 year enlistment when Hood made her final sailing. He was serving as an Acting Leading Stoker and 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 54, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs

Photo of  Jimmy Wallace and fellow sailors, courtesy of his nephew, David Wallace, November 2003
Above- Photo of a very young Jimmy and fellow schoolboys

Photo of  Jimmy Wallace and fellow sailors, courtesy of his nephew, David Wallace, November 2003
Above- Jimmy as a cinema usher

Photo of  Jimmy Wallace and fellow sailors, courtesy of his nephew, David Wallace, November 2003
Above & Below- Photos of Jimmy and fellow sailors from H.M.S. Victory.
Photo of  Jimmy Wallace and fellow sailors, courtesy of his nephew, David Wallace, November 2003
Photo of  Jimmy Wallace and fellow sailors, courtesy of his nephew, David Wallace, November 2003
Jimmy Wallace, photo courtesy of his nephew, David Wallace, 2009


Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Jimmy's nephew, David Wallace (photos & information, December 2003 & June 2009)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ