-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 07-May-2019

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
George Tavendale Walker

Photo of Ordinary Signalman George Tavendale Walker, courtesy of Mary Mckeown, February 2018

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Signalman
Service Number: P/JX 155227
Date Joined Hood: 02 June 1939
Biographical Information: George was born on 05 December 1921 to George and Eva Walker, of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The family lived at 5 Short Loanings, Aberdeen. He was a member of the YMCA troop of Boy Scouts. He was also employed as a message boy and by saddler and trunk maker John Hutchison of Back Wynd, Aberdeen prior to joining the Navy on 4 October 1937 at age 15.

Gerorge was trained at H.M.S. Caledonia until 10 March 1939 when he was posted to H.M.S. Iron Duke as Signal Boy. He was posted to Hood on 02 June 1939. He was promoted to Ordinary Signalman on 5 December 1939. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

George was posthumously awarded the 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, and War Medal. We have no additional information. If you have any additional details, please contact us.

Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 52, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Cowdray Memorial, Aberdeen,
Cowdray Hall Roll of Honour,
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
John Scott (photos & information, May 2018)
Mary Mckeown (photo derived from the"The Aberdeen Weekly Journal ," 5th June 1941; provided February 2018)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ