-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

Updated 03-Aug-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
WALTER CLARENCE AMBRIDGE

Photo of Royal Marine Sergeant Walter Clarence Ambridge, courtesy of Carolyn Parkman, Jun 2017
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: PO/22128
Date Joined Hood: 08 August 1939
Biographical Information: Walter was born on 18 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 16 April 1935 to 11 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. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 58, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
John Croke (information, July 2004)
The National Archives (ADM 159/201)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)