-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
Thomas Howse

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Date of birth: 28th August 1902
Place of birth: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
Parents: Charles and Martha Howse
Wife: Emma Howse
Previous occupation: Railway Carriage Cleaner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/J 82821
Joined Hood: 29th November 1937 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Thomas was born on 28th August 1902 in Kingston, Surrey to Charles and Martha Howse. He was the husband of Emma Howse, of Dagenham, Essex. He was 38 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
14th January 191826th April 1918ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/812
27th April 191819th September 1918Ganges IIBoy 2nd ClassADM188/812
20th September 19183rd October 1918Ganges IIBoy 1st ClassADM188/812
4th October 19184th July 1919Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/812
5th July 191927th August 1920MalayaBoy 1st ClassADM188/812
28th August 192027th January 1922MalayaOrdinary SeamanADM188/812
28th January 192212th June 1922MalayaAble SeamanADM188/812
13th June 19224th May 1923Victory IAble SeamanADM188/812
5th May 192313th December 1923ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/812
14th December 192314th February 1924Victory IAble SeamanADM188/812
15th February 192416th November 1926TigerAble SeamanADM188/812
17th November 192631st December 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/812
1st January 19279th May 1927ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/812
10th May 192712th June 1927Dartmouth (Weymouth)Able SeamanADM188/812
13th June 19276th July 1927Ark RoyalAble SeamanADM188/812
7th July 192711th June 1928Victory IAble SeamanADM188/812
12th June 19282nd December 1930BarhamAble SeamanADM188/812
3rd December 19305th January 1931Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/295
6th January 19318th October 1931Frobisher (Constance)Able SeamanADM363/295
9th October 19314th April 1932ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/295
5th April 193218th October 1932Victory IAble SeamanADM363/295
19th October 193230th June 1933Egmont II (Antelope)Able SeamanADM363/295
1st July 193331st March 1935St. Angelo II (Antelope)Able SeamanADM363/295
1st April 193522nd July 1935Victory II (Antelope)Able SeamanADM363/295
23rd July 193528th November 1935Victory IAble SeamanADM363/295
29th November 193511th September 1936ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/295
12th September 193620th January 1937Victory II (Boreas)Able SeamanADM363/295
21st January 193728th November 1937ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/295
29th November 193730th April 1940HoodAble SeamanADM363/295
1st May 194031st December 1940HoodActing Leading SeamanADM363/295
1st January 194124th May 1941HoodLeading SeamanADM363/295

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)

Thomas's name is in Column 3 of Panel 46.

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)
Judith Griffin (photo, October 2019)