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In Remembrance of
Walter James Breach Treloar

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Date of birth: 17th March 1905
Place of birth: Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
Parents: Jessie Treloar
Wife: Hilda Treloar
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/J 103386
Joined Hood: 15th March 1941 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Walter was born on 17th March 1905 in Lowestoft, Suffolk. He was the son of Thomas and Jessie Treloar. He was the husband of Hilda Treloar, of Highbury, London. Together they had a son, Clifford.

Per his family, Walter was serving as an Acting Petty Officer at the time of his loss. This is based upon the claim filed for his will benefits. Unfortunately, due to an oversight, the MoD has him officially listed as a Leading Seaman.

Walter was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
6th August 192111th March 1922GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/853
12th March 19223rd July 1922GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/853
4th July 192230th August 1922CouragousBoy 1st ClassADM188/853
31st August 192216th March 1923CenturionBoy 1st ClassADM188/853
17th March 19239th June 1924CenturionOrdinary SeamanADM188/853
10th June 192414th September 1924CenturionAble SeamanADM188/853
15th September 192431st October 1925Greenwich (Winchelsea)Able SeamanADM188/853
1st November 19257th March 1926Egmont II (Winchelsea)Able SeamanADM188/853
8th March 192615th April 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/853
16th April 192618th April 1928VernonAble SeamanADM188/853
19th April 192829th December 1930BarhamAble SeamanADM188/853
30th December 193024th January 1931Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/338
25th January 19311st June 1931VernonAble SeamanADM363/338
2nd June 193120th June 1932FrobisherAble SeamanADM363/338
21st June 193218th August 1932Vindictive (Frobisher)Able SeamanADM363/338
19th August 19321st March 1933CairoAble SeamanADM363/338
2nd March 19335th May 1933CairoActing Leading SeamanADM363/338
6th May 19337th July 1933Victory IActing Leading SeamanADM363/338
8th July 193324th July 1933Dryad (Caterham)Acting Leading SeamanADM363/338
25th July 19331st March 1934Osprey (Blackwater)Acting Leading SeamanADM363/338
2nd March 193413th April 1934Osprey (Blackwater)Leading SeamanADM363/338
14th April 19344th May 1934Victory ILeading SeamanADM363/338
5th May 193422nd October 1934VernonLeading SeamanADM363/338
23rd October 193416th December 1934St. Angelo II (Delight)Leading SeamanADM363/338
17th December 193414th July 1936St. Angelo II (Wild Swan)Leading SeamanADM363/338
15th July 193631st August 1936Victory II (Wild Swan)Leading SeamanADM363/338
1st September 193629th October 1936Victory ILeading SeamanADM363/338
30th October 193623rd April 1937DolphinLeading SeamanADM363/338
24th April 193727th April 1939NelsonLeading SeamanADM363/338
28th April 193919th May 1939Victory ILeading SeamanADM363/338
20th May 193916th June 1939DunedinLeading SeamanADM363/338
17th June 19392nd February 1940VernonLeading SeamanADM363/338
3rd February 19409th May 1940ExcellentActing Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/338
10th May 194010th July 1940Excellent (D.C.M.B.)Acting Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/338
11th July 194029th July 1940VernonActing Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/338
30th July 194031st January 1941Victory II (La Malouine)Acting Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/338
1st February 194118th February 1941Tenet (La Malouine)Acting Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/338
19th February 194114th March 1941Victory IActing Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/338
15th March 194124th May 1941HoodLeading SeamanADM363/338

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 1 of Panel 47.

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)
Walter's grandson, Walter Treloar (photo & information, February 2004)
The National Archives (ADM 188/853)