-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
George Tavendale Walker

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Date of birth: 5th December 1921
Place of birth: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Parents: George and Eva Walker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Signalman
Service Number: P/JX 155227
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Ordinary Signalman)







Biographical Information:

George was born on 5th December 1921 to George and Eva Walker, of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The family lived at 5 Short Loanings, Aberdeen. He was a member of the Y.M.C.A. troop of Boy Scouts. He was also employed as a message boy and by saddler and trunk maker John Hutchison of Back Wynd, Aberdeen prior to joining the Navy on 4th October 1937 at age 15.

Gerorge was trained at H.M.S. Caledonia until 10th March 1939 when he was posted to H.M.S. Iron Duke as Signal Boy. He was posted to Hood on 2th June 1939. He was promoted to Ordinary Signalman on 5th December 1939. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

George was posthumously awarded the 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, and War Medal.




Additional Photographs
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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 52, Column 2






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






Cowdray Memorial, Aberdeen






Cowdray Hall Roll of Honour









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
John Scott (photos & information, May 2018)
Mary Mckeown (photo derived from the "The Aberdeen Weekly Journal ," 5th June 1941; provided February 2018)