-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 08-Apr-2019

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Royal Marine Walter John Orrell, courtesy of his cousin, Mrs Gladys Cleveland, April 2004

Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 100578
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Walter was born on 19 January 1918 to parents Stanley and Gertrude Orrell, of 313 Allesley Old Road, Coventry. He was their only son. He was the proprietor of Maudslay Hardware Co. Ltd.. He joined the Marines on 29 April 1940. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 59, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Royal Marine Walter John Orrell, courtesy of The Midland Daily Telegraph of 13 June 1941, posted April 2019

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The Midland Daily Telegraph, 13 June 1941 (photo, April 2019)
His cousin, Mrs Gladys Cleveland (photo & information, April 2004)
Trevor Harkin (information, July 2008)