-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Walter George Scammell

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Date of birth: 9th May 1905
Place of birth: St. Pancras, London, England
Parents: Edmund and Ellen Scammell
Wife: Ethel Scammell
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/K 65844
Joined Hood First time: 31st August 1933 (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood First time: 4th September 1934 (Acting Leading Stoker)
Joined Hood Second time: 12th January 1935 (Acting Leading Stoker)
Left Hood Second time: 28th August 1936 (Leading Stoker)
Joined Hood Third time: 9th January 1939 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood Third time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

Walter was born on 9th May 1905 in St. Pancras, London to Edmund and Ellen Scammell. The family later lived in Purbrook, Hampshire.

Walter joined the Navy in the 1920s and saw service in Hood at least three times (Aug 1933 - Sept 1934, Jan - Sept 1935 and lastly Jan 1939 - her loss).

He was the husband of Ethel Scammell. Together they had three children Eddie Aged 8 years George aged 7 years and Marian aged 4 years when he died. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
24th March 192521st August 1925Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/63
22nd August 192529th November 1925AgamemnonStoker 2nd ClassADM362/63
30th November 19256th January 1926Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/63
7th January 19262nd March 1926Columbine (Vancouver)Stoker 2nd ClassADM362/63
3rd March 192623rd April 1926FuriousStoker 2nd ClassADM362/63
24th April 19263rd January 1928FuriousStoker 1st ClassADM362/63
4th January 192825th July 1928Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM362/63
26th July 19283rd January 1930VernonStoker 1st ClassADM362/63
4th January 193010th January 1930Victory II - VIStoker 1st ClassADM363/101
11th January 193025th May 1932ResourceStoker 1st ClassADM363/101
26th May 19325th September 1932Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/101
6th September 193227th July 1933Excellent (Terror)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/101
28th July 193330th August 1933Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/101
31st August 193331st August 1934HoodStoker 1st ClassADM363/101
1st September 19344th September 1934HoodActing Leading StokerADM363/101
5th September 193411th January 1935Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/101
12th January 193531st August 1935HoodActing Leading StokerADM363/101
1st September 193528th August 1936HoodLeading StokerADM363/101
29th August 193614th September 1936Victory IILeading StokerADM363/101
15th September 19368th June 1937Victory II (Whitshed)Leading StokerADM363/101
9th June 19373rd May 1938Victory IILeading StokerADM363/101
4th May 19388th January 1939MaidstoneLeading StokerADM363/101
9th January 193924th May 1941HoodLeading StokerADM363/101

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Walter's name is in Column 3 of Panel 54.

Detail of Walter's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Susan Johnson (information and photo, November 2019)