-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

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Walter John Barnes

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Date of birth: 28th January 1901
Place of birth: Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England
Parents: Albert and Laura Barnes
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 54599
Joined Hood: 23rd November 1937 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)

Biographical Information:

Walter was born on 28th January 1901 to Albert and Laura Barnes, of Chesham, Buckinghamshire. He was the fifth of ten children Doris Emma, Albert George, Bessie Edith, Marjorie Mary, Edward Charles, Edith Alice, Ernest James, Laura Mary and Lawrence Stanley. Albert had married Laura Price in 1893. The family was in the shoemaking business- Walter's grandfather formed the Britannia Boot Works in Addison Road in the Newtown and his father was later the factory foreman.

Walter was 40 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 47, Column 1

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Lesley Perry (information, January 2012)
The National Archives (ADM 188/756)