-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 18-Dec-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Chief Stoker Walden John Biggenden, courtesy of David Watson, 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: P/KX 88862
Date Joined Hood: 1940 or earlier
Biographical Information: Walden was born on 11 April 1891 in Sandwich, Kent to parents John and Alice Biggenden. He is known to have had a brother. He grew up in Easington where he worked on a farm before joining the Navy circa 1914/1915.

He was the husband of Olive Biggenden, of 35 Bristol Road - Wold Road, Hull. He was 50 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 53, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Chief Stoker Walden John Biggenden, courtesy of Mary Mckeown, September 2013
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
ADM 101/565
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "Hull Daily Mail", September 2013)
David Watson (photo, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/911)