-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 18-Dec-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
WALTER JOHN BARNES

No photos of this individual are available
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 54599
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Walter was born on 28 January 1901 to Albert and Laura Barnes, of Chesham, Buckinghamshire. He was the fifth of ten children – Doris Emma, Albert George, Bessie Edith, Marjorie Mary, Edward Charles, Edith Alice, Ernest James, Laura Mary and Lawrence Stanley. Albert had married Laura Price in 1893. The family was in the shoemaking business- Walter's grandfather formed the Britannia Boot Works in Addison Road in the Newtown and his father was later the factory foreman.

Walter was 40 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 47, Column 1 (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
The National Archives (ADM 188/756)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Lesley Perry (information, January 2012)