Hugh Greaves Walters DSC, RN

Born  16 Jan 1907Eton Buckinghamshire, England

Cdr. Hugh Greaves Walters, RN in 1942


1 May 1927 A/S.Lt.
1 Nov 1927 S.Lt.
1 Feb 1929 Lt.
1 Feb 1937 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1941 Cdr.
30 Jun 1949 Capt.

Retired: 12 Mar 1955


1 Jul 1941 DSC
1 Jan 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
13 Apr 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Hugh Greaves Walters, RN

HMS Berkeley (L 17)Lt.Cdr.Escort destroyer26 Feb 1940Dec 1941
HMS Lightning (G 55)Cdr.Destroyer25 Jan 194212 Mar 1943

Career information

16 January 1907, Eton Buckinghamshire, England (Source Distinguished Service Cross Lieutenant-Commander Hugh Greaves Walters, Royal Navy. [Gazette Issue 35204 published on the 27 June 1941. Page 11 of 20, SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1 JULY, 1941 page 3745 Source

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Lightning (G 55)

1 Aug 1942
HMS Lightning (Cdr. H.G. Walters, DSC, RN) picked up 39 survivors (and a dog) from the Norwegian tanker Tankexpress that was torpedoed and sunk on 25 July 1942 by German U-boat U-130 south of the Cape Verde Islands in position 10°05'N, 26°31'W.

18 Jan 1943 (position 38.40, 9.32)
The British destroyers HMS Lightning (Cdr. H.G. Walters, DSC, RN) and HMS Loyal (Lt.Cdr. H.E.F. Tweedie, RN) sink the German (former Norwegian) Favor (1323 GRT) south of Sardinia, Italy in position 38°40'N, 09°32'E.

1 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In an enemy bombing raid on Bone, HMS Lightning (Cdr. H.G. Walters, DSC, RN) sustained some minor damage. One rating was killed instantly and another later died from his wounds. (1)


  1. ADM 199/638

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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