-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
William McKim

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Date of birth: 22nd June 1923
Place of birth: Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland
Parents: William and Janet McKim
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 162377
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Bill was born on 22nd June 1923 William and Janet McKim, of Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland. He was 17 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Bill on one of the bow capstans in late 1940/early 1941

Bill on one of the large amidships boat booms in late 1940/early 1941

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

William's name is in Column 3 of Panel 51.

Detail of William's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His cousin, Bill McQueen (Photos, 2001)