-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 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
WALTER EDWARD MCFADYEN

Photo of Royal Marine Sergeant Walter Edward McFadyen, courtesy of his niece, Phillipa McFadyen, May 2008

Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: PO/X 859
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Mac" as he was known, was born on 04 September 1913 in Guisborough, Yorkshire. He was the second of four children (William, Walter, Vera and George) born to Walter and Beatrice McFadyen. Their father had served in the Army during the Boer War and First World War. Both Walter and George also joined the military, but as Royal Marines.

Mac was known for his sense of humour. He was the husband of Peggy McFadyen, of Sheldon, Warwickshire. Peggy was a Wren stationed in the same location as Mac, so he was reassigned to Hood shortly after their marriage. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss.

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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
Photo of Royal Marine Sergeant Walter Edward McFadyen, courtesy of his niece, Phillipa McFadyen, May 2008
Above and Below- Mac and fellow Marines
Photo of Royal Marine Sergeant Walter Edward McFadyen, courtesy of his niece, Phillipa McFadyen, May 2008
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His niece, Phillipa McFadyen (photos & information, May 2008)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ