-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 Harry Smith

Photo of Leading Seaman Walter Harry Smith, courtesy of Steve Wiggett, January 2006
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 24094
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Walter was born on 13 November 1920 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire to Luke and Mary Jane Smith. The family later lived in Hackenthorpe, Sheffield.   He is known to have served in H.M.S. Wildfire at some point before joining the Hood. Walter was serving as an Acting Leading Seaman (Ty) during Hood's final mission. He was 20 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 the
Hackenthorpe War Memorial (additional photo here)
and the
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Leading Seaman Walter Harry Smith, courtesy of Dale Barker, January 2010  Photo of Leading Seaman Walter Harry Smith, courtesy of Dale Barker, January 2010
Above/Left- Walter (right) and shipmate LD Lee; Above/Right- Walter during his time in H.M.S. Wildfire

Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Steve Wiggett (photo, January 2006)
Dale Barker (photos & information, January 2010)
Glenn Barker (photo, December 2010)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)