-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-May-2014

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In Remembrance of

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Assistant Cook (S)
Service Number: P/MX 69906
Date Joined Hood: 03 February 1941
Biographical Information: John was born on 14 May 1917 in West Gorton, Lancashire to parents Frederick and Sarah Walsh. Prior to joining the Navy, he worked as a baker of biscuits and wafers.

He joined the Navy on 24 August 1940 and was trained at H.M.S. Royal Arthur. He remained at Royal Arthur until 31 October 1941, when he was posted to the Glendowes. He returned to Royal Arthur on 06 December 1940. He remained there until 17 January 1941, when he was posted to H.M.S. Victory Barracks in Portsmouth. He stayed at Victory until 03 February 1941, when he as assigned to H.M.S. Hood.

John was the husband of R. Walsh, of Moss Side, Manchester. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Philip Noble (Information from service record, January 2007))