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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
Douglas Thornhill Walters

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Date of birth: 2nd August 1919
Place of birth: Riddings, Derbyshire, England
Parents: Samuel and Lily Walters
Wife: Edna Walters
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Assistant Cook (S)
Service Number: P/MX 70990
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Dougie" as he was known, was born on 2nd August 1919 in Riddings, Derbyshire along with his twin, Samuel, to parents Samuel and Lily Walters.

He is known to have worked in the local markets before joining the Navy. He was also guitarist in a local dance band. He is remembered as being a good seimmer and cyclist.

He was the husband of Edna Walters, of Riddings. He was 21 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)

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

Detail of Douglas'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)
Dougie's great niece, Beth Riley (information, November 2002)
Andrew Wells (information from the 31 May 1941 edition of The Nottingham Journal, October 2014)