-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Wallace Andrew Ablett

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Date of birth: 25th September 1909
Place of birth: Woking, Surrey, England
Parents: Edward and Louisa Ablett
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 328
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Wallace was born on 25th September 1909 in Woking, Surrey. He was the fifth and youngest child of his parents Edward and Louisa, his siblings being Beatrice (1900), Albert (1901), Doris (1906) and Jessie (1908). The family had moved regularly and, in the decade before Wallace's birth, had lived in Guernsey, Dublin and Curragh before settling in Woking around 1907. Wallace's father was a baker by trade.

The beginning of World War 1 found the family in Chatham, Kent but with Edward volunteering for service with the Sherwood Foresters (Special Reserve) in September 1914, the family moved again - this time to Ripley in Derbyshire, where members of his wider family remain to this day. Wallace and his immediate family remained there until at least 1919 but it is believed that they later relocated to St. Saviour, Jersey, Channel Islands. Sadly, nothing is known of Wallace's life or even when he joined the Marines. He was 31 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 58, Column 3

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
WW1 Service record of Edward Ablett (WO363, Ancestry)