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In Remembrance of
William Weddle

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Date of birth: 28th July 1920
Place of birth: Gateshead, County Durham, England
Parents: George and Mary Jane Weddle
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 22549
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 28th July 1920 in Gateshead, County Durham to George and Mary Jane Weddle. The family later lived in Billingham, County Durham. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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 3 of Panel 49.

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)
Malcolm Birtle (photos, July 2014)