-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
Josiah Tarn Walton

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Date of birth: 6th February 1905
Place of birth: Teesdale, County Durham, England
Parents: Josiah and Martha Walton
Wife: Ellen Walton
Previous occupation: Motor Mechanic
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: P/K 60980
Joined Hood: 30th August 1935 (Stoker Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

Josiah was born on 6th February 1905 in Teesdale, County Durham to Josiah and Martha Walton. He was the husband of Ellen Walton and He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
25th April 19231st December 1923Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/982
2nd December 192324th April 1924GreenwichStoker 2nd ClassADM188/982
25th April 192421st December 1925GreenwichStoker 1st ClassADM188/982
22nd December 192520th February 1928Victory IStoker 1st ClassADM188/982
21st February 192814th August 1928CourageousStoker 1st ClassADM188/982
15th August 192823rd August 1929CourageousActing Leading StokerADM188/982
24th August 19291st November 1929Victory II - IVActing Leading StokerADM363/72
2nd November 192912th February 1930FisgardActing Leading StokerADM363/72
13th February 193014th March 1930FisgardLeading StokerADM363/72
15th March 19305th January 1931Victory II - IVLeading StokerADM363/72
6th January 193130th January 1932CenturionLeading StokerADM363/72
31st January 193222nd April 1932Victory IILeading StokerADM363/72
23rd April 193218th August 1932CentuarLeading StokerADM363/72
19th August 19321st July 1933CairoLeading StokerADM363/72
2nd July 19331st July 1934CairoActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/72
2nd July 193411th January 1935CairoStoker Petty OfficerADM363/72
12th January 193529th August 1935Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/72
30th August 19355th October 1939HoodStoker Petty OfficerADM363/72
6th October 193924th May 1941HoodChief StokerADM363/72

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)

Josiah's name is in Column 3 of Panel 53.

Detail of Josiah'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)