-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
William Frederick Prideaux Walter

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Date of birth: 29th February 1908
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Mr and Mrs Frederick Walter
Wife: Muriel Walter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Warrant Engineer
Joined Hood: 12th September 1938
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Warrant Engineer)
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Biographical Information:

"Buttons", as he was known to his family, was the husband of Muriel Walter, of Bognor Regis, Sussex. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Frederick Walter. He was 33 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

William's name is in Column 1 of Panel 46.

Detail of William'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)
Buttons' nephew, Alex Wiffen (information, April 2003)
JA "George" Forster (photo, March 2009)