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.
Contact Andy (webmaster) with any information.
Information provided by
Lin Nemeth and CWGC.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
ALFRED ALBERT HAM
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.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL