-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 Frederick Russell

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Date of birth: 25th January 1907
Place of birth: Fareham, Hampshire, England
Parents: John and Annie Russell
Wife: Agnes Russell
Previous occupation: Butcher's Assistant
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/J 108277
Joined Hood: 29th May 1937 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Acting Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

Walter was born on 25th January 1907 in Fareham, Hampshire to John and Annie Russell. He was the husband of Agnes Russell, of Stamshaw, Portsmouth. He was serving as an Acting Petty Officer and was 34 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
9th September 19233rd May 1924GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/863
4th May 192413th June 1924GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/863
14th June 192424th January 1925TigerBoy 1st ClassADM188/863
25th January 192515th December 1925TigerOrdinary SeamanADM188/863
16th December 19253rd March 1926TigerAble SeamanADM188/863
4th March 192619th March 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/863
20th March 19268th April 1926Centurion (Greenwich)Able SeamanADM188/863
9th April 192631st March 1927Weymouth (Greenwich)Able SeamanADM188/863
1st April 192715th August 1927Dartmouth (Greenwich)Able SeamanADM188/863
16th August 192717th October 1927Victory IAble SeamanADM188/863
18th October 192731st March 1930EffinghamAble SeamanADM188/863
1st April 19308th May 1930Victory I - IIAble SeamanADM363/345
9th May 193016th January 1931ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/345
17th January 19312nd September 1931Excellent (TR Excellent)Able SeamanADM363/345
3rd September 193115th December 1933WarspiteAble SeamanADM363/345
16th December 193325th March 1934Victory II (Warspite)Able SeamanADM363/345
26th March 19343rd April 1934Victory IAble SeamanADM363/345
4th April 19346th January 1935Excellent (Restless)Able SeamanADM363/345
7th January 193510th February 1935ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/345
11th February 193522nd April 1935CalcuttaAble SeamanADM363/345
23rd April 193524th May 1936BeeAble SeamanADM363/345
25th May 193610th August 1936DauntlessAble SeamanADM363/345
11th August 193611th September 1936Victory IAble SeamanADM363/345
12th September 19361st February 1937Hawkins (Winchelsea)Able SeamanADM363/345
2nd February 193728th May 1937Victory IAble SeamanADM363/345
29th May 193720th March 1939HoodAble SeamanADM363/345
21st March 193920th March 1940HoodActing Leading SeamanADM363/345
21st March 19406th August 1940HoodLeading SeamanADM363/345
7th August 194024th May 1941HoodActing Petty OfficerADM363/345

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 2 of Panel 46.

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)