-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
Walter Clarence Ambridge

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Date of birth: 18th July 1907
Place of birth: Wavendon, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, England
Parents: Edgar & Sarah Ambridge
Wife: Violet Ann Ambridge
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: PO/ 22128
Joined Hood: 8th August 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Sergeant)
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Biographical Information:

Walter was born on 18th July 1907 at Wavendon, Bletchley, England. He was the son of Edgar and Sarah Ambridge. He later married Violet Ambridge.

Walter joined the Royal Marines on 04 September 1924, aged 17 at Southampton. He served aboard H.M.S. Ajax from 16th April 1935 to 11th January 1938. He was subsequently awarded the Naval General Service Medal, Clasp, Palestine 1936-39. He joined Hood in August 1939.

He was 33 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Walter's name is in Column 2 of Panel 58.

Detail of Walter'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)
Carolyn Parkman (photo, June 2017)
John Croke (information, July 2004)
The National Archives (ADM 159/201)