-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 William Doak

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Date of birth: 14th September 1910
Place of birth: Surbiton, Surrey, England
Parents: John and Lois Doak
Previous occupation: Carpenter's Mate
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/JX 130708
Joined Hood: 1st October 1938 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Acting Petty Officer (Temporary))
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Biographical Information:

Walter was born on 14th September 1910 in Surbiton, Surrey to John and Lois Doak. He was serving as an Acting Petty Officer (Temporary) and was 30 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
1st September 192726th May 1928GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM362/25
27th May 192813th September 1928GangesBoy 1st ClassADM362/25
14th September 192820th September 1928GangesOrdinary SeamanADM362/25
21st September 19282nd September 1929MarlboroughOrdinary SeamanADM362/25
3rd September 19299th January 1930Iron DukeOrdinary SeamanADM363/549
10th January 193015th March 1930BarhamOrdinary SeamanADM363/549
16th March 19302nd December 1930BarhamAble SeamanADM363/549
3rd December 19301st January 1931Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/549
2nd January 193122nd April 1931ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/549
23rd April 193123rd February 1932Vernon (Winchester)Able SeamanADM363/549
24th February 193211th March 1932ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/549
12th March 193213th May 1932CanterburyAble SeamanADM363/549
14th May 193230th April 1934Bee (Aphis)Able SeamanADM363/549
1st May 193423rd July 1934CalcuttaAble SeamanADM363/549
24th July 193411th October 1934Pembroke IAble SeamanADM363/549
12th October 193430th November 1934Victory IAble SeamanADM363/549
1st December 19346th September 1935ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/549
7th September 193527th May 1936Victory II (Windsor)Able SeamanADM363/549
28th May 193612th June 1936Victory IAble SeamanADM363/549
13th June 19366th December 1936ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/549
7th December 193631st December 1926Victory II (Hyperion)Able SeamanADM363/549
1st January 193731st March 1938St. Angelo II (Hyperion)Able SeamanADM363/549
1st April 193830th September 1938St. Angelo (Hyperion)Able SeamanADM363/549
1st October 19386th September 1939HoodAble SeamanADM363/549
7th September 19396th September 1940HoodActing Leading SeamanADM363/549
7th September 19406th November 1940HoodLeading SeamanADM363/549
7th November 194024th May 1941HoodActing Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/549

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)

Walter's name is in Column 1 of Panel 46.

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)