-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-Nov-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Douglas Thornhill Walters

Photo of Assistant Cook (S) Douglas Thornhill Walters,  courtesy of his great niece, Beth Riley, November 2002

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Assistant Cook (S)
Service Number: P/MX 70990
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Dougie" as he was known, was born on 02 August 1919 in Riddings, Derbyshire along with his twin, Samuel, to parents Samuel and Lily Walters.

He is known to have worked in the local markets before joining the Navy. He was also guitarist in a local dance band. He is remembered as being a good seimmer and cyclist.

He was the husband of Edna Walters, of Riddings. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 3 (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
Dougie's great niece, Beth Riley (information, November 2002)
Andrew Wells (information from the 31 May 1941 edition of The Nottingham Journal, October 2014)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ