-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 Routledge

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Date of birth: 13th November 1923
Place of birth: Ambleside, Westmorland, England
Parents: Frederick and Ethel Routledge
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 162458
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Walter was born on 12th November 1923 in Ambleside, Westmoreland to Frederick and Ethel Routledge. The family live in Bowness. He was 17 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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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 51.





Detail of Walter's name.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Walter's brother, Frank Routledge (photo, 2001)