-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Walter Moon

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Date of birth: 13th July 1904
Place of birth: Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England
Wife: Elsie Moon
Previous occupation: Training Ship Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 97326
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Walter was born on 13th July 1904 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. He was the husband of Elsie Moon, of Gosport, Hampshire. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
19th May 19209th September 1920GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/841
10th September 192014th September 1921GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/841
15th September 192128th July 1922RenownOrdinary SeamanADM188/841
29th July 19226th September 1922Victory IOrdinary SeamanADM188/841
7th September 192226th March 1923ExcellentOrdinary SeamanADM188/841
27th March 192326th November 1925Princess MargaretAble SeamanADM188/841
27th November 192531st December 1925Victory IAble SeamanADM188/841
1st January 192631st December 1927VernonAble SeamanADM188/841
1st January 19283rd September 1930CentaurAble SeamanADM188/841
4th September 19304th September 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/480
5th September 193031st March 1932VernonAble SeamanADM363/480
1st April 193230th June 1932CuracoaAble SeamanADM363/480
1st July 193229th August 1932ColomboAble SeamanADM363/480
30th August 193222nd December 1932CuracoaAble SeamanADM363/480
23rd December 193218th July 1933VernonAble SeamanADM363/480
19th July 193330th August 1935SuffolkAble SeamanADM363/480
31st August 19357th September 1936VernonAble SeamanADM363/480
8th September 193624th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/480

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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 3 of Panel 48.

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)