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In Remembrance of
Walter Edward McFadyen

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Date of birth: 4th September 1913
Place of birth: Guisborough, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Walter and Beatrice McFadyen.
Wife: Peggy McFadyen
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: PO/X 859
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Mac" as he was known, was born on 4th September 1913 in Guisborough, Yorkshire. He was the second of four children (William, Walter, Vera and George) born to Walter and Beatrice McFadyen. Their father had served in the Army during the Boer War and First World War. Both Walter and George also joined the military, but as Royal Marines.

Mac was known for his sense of humour. He was the husband of Peggy McFadyen, of Sheldon, Warwickshire. Peggy was a Wren stationed in the same location as Mac, so he was reassigned to Hood shortly after their marriage. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Mac and fellow Marines

Mac and fellow Marines

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Walter's name is in Column 2 of Panel 58.

Detail of Walter's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His niece, Phillipa McFadyen (photos & information, May 2008)