Dedicated to the memory of:

Marine Engineering Artificer (Propulsion)

Alexander Stuart James

HMS Fearless

Alexander, from Bishop’s Waltham in Hampshire was born on 23rd November 1949.

He died on 8th June 1982 when the Landing Craft Utility ‘Foxtrot Four’ was bombed and sunk in Choiseul Sound.

Information courtesy of


Chris Arundell – ex MEA(L)

I served with Jesse, as he was affectionately known, in the same mess on HMS Fearless and his loss was an immensely sad event to all of us who knew him. He was a great character who loved his rugby; somewhat of a gentle giant. There were others on board who had known him a lot longer than me and hopefully, at some time in the future, someone can give him a greater epitaph than I ever can. RIP shipmate!


Family and friends are encouraged to contribute.

We will add information to this memorial as we receive it.

If you have a photo, an anecdote, or simply to say you remember him, we will be very pleased to hear from you, so please contact the sama office at 


In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982.   JAMES BAY is situated north of Saturday Island near the head of Adventure Sound, East Falkland.

It is in position
52° 01′ 20.17″ S, 059° 04′ 57.12″ W