-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 Charles Eastwood

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Date of birth: 11th December 1907
Place of birth: Portslade, Sussex, England
Parents: Walter and Lydia Eastwood
Wife: Rose Eastwood
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/22420
Joined Hood: 23rd August 1939 (Marine)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Marine)
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Biographical Information:

Wally, as he was known to his friends, was born on 11th December 1907 in Portslade, Sussex to Walter and Lydia Eastwood. He was the husband of Rose Eastwood, of 89 Foredown Drive, Portslade. He was 33 years old at the time of his loss.

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 58.

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)
Peter Spratt (Photo & information, Dec 2001)
Jill Alexander (information, November 2009)