-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 Orrell

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Date of birth: 19th January 1918
Place of birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Parents: Stanley and Gertrude Orrell
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 100578
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Walter was born on 19th January 1918 to parents Stanley and Gertrude Orrell, of 313 Allesley Old Road, Coventry. He was their only son. He was the proprietor of Maudslay Hardware Co. Ltd.. He joined the Marines on 29th April 1940. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.

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

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
The Midland Daily Telegraph, 13 June 1941 (photo, April 2019)
His cousin, Mrs Gladys Cleveland (photo & information, April 2004)
Trevor Harkin (information, July 2008)