-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
John Frederick Walsh

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Date of birth: 14th May 1917
Place of birth: West Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Parents: Frederick and Sarah Walsh
Wife: R. Walsh
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Assistant Cook (S)
Service Number: P/MX 69906
Joined Hood: 6th February 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Assistant Cook (S))
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 14th May 1917 in West Gorton, Lancashire to parents Frederick and Sarah Walsh. Prior to joining the Navy, he worked as a baker of biscuits and wafers.

He joined the Navy on 24th August 1940 and was trained at H.M.S. Royal Arthur. He remained at Royal Arthur until 31st October 1941, when he was posted to the Glendowes. He returned to Royal Arthur on 6th December 1940. He remained there until 17th January 1941, when he was posted to H.M.S. Victory Barracks in Portsmouth. He stayed at Victory until 3rd February 1941, when he as assigned to H.M.S. Hood.

John was the husband of R. Walsh, of Moss Side, Manchester. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

John's name is in Column 3 of Panel 57.

Detail of John'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)
Philip Noble (Information from service record, January 2007)