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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Thomas Henry Hambley

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Date of birth: 17th June 1921
Place of birth: Grangetown, County Durham, England
Wife: Ruth Hambley
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 26250
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Thomas was born on 17th June 1921 in Grangetown Cleveland to William and Jane Elizabeth Hambley. The family later lived at 13 Lilac Road Old Teesville and 4 Sycamore Crescent, Old Teesville. He was the husband of Ruth Hambley.

Thomas worked with the Cargo Fleet steel works until being made redundant at age 17. He then joined the Navy. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Thomas and Ruth on their wedding day. They were married in the Parish church at Walton on the Hill, on 25th January 1941.

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)

Thomas's name is in Column 1 of Panel 48.

Detail of Thomas'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)
Ann Short (information, November 2018)
Ruth Davies (formerly Hambley) step brother, Thomas Crosbie (information & photo, March 2002)
Ruth's son, Harvey Stanton, (information, October 2002)
Kathleen Cliff (information, July 2004)
Thomas' niece, Mrs Jacqueline Ann Short (information, April 2005)
Thomas' great niece, Louise Christie (information, November 2012)