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Alfred Albert Ham

Blacksmith 4th Class
Service No: D/MX 61745

HMS Prince of Wales


Alfred died when HMS Prince of Wales was sunk. Nothing more is known about him, however it is likely that as he was a blacksmith, his action station would have been part of a damage control team.

My name is Lin and my uncle Albert (Bert) Alfred Ham was a crew member on the Prince of Wales when she went down. Does anyone remember him and is there anything you can tell us about the last days before the sinking? My mother - Bert's sister - has never spoken much about her brother to whom she was very close, but lately she has started to open up and we (her 6 children) would be grateful for any information you might be able to provide. 
Many thanks for reading my message.



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Information provided by

Lin Nemeth and CWGC.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Casualty Details
Nationality: United Kingdom 
Rank: Blacksmith 4th Class 
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy 
Unit Text: H.M.S. Prince of Wales 
Date of Death: 10/12/1941 
Service No: D/MX 61745 
Additional information: Husband of Betty Doreen Ham, of Plymouth. 
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead 
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 54, Column 2.