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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Thomas George Barnes

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Date of birth: 30th July 1905
Place of birth: Epsom, Surrey, England
Parents: Charles James and Ruth Barnes
Wife: Mabel Florence Ethel Barnes
Previous occupation: Training Ship Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: J101337 then P/K 62197
Joined Hood: 25th May 1937 (Stoker Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Stoker Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

Thomas was born 30th July 1905 in Epson, Surrey. He was one of three children (the others being Frank and Ruth) born to Charles and Ruth Barnes. His mother died in 1911 shortly after giving birth to his sister Ruth. His father died in 1912 in a work accident. Thomas, Frank and Ruth were subsequently adopted and raised by the Walters family who lived nearby.

Thomas joined the Boy service on 16th February 1921 and the Royal Navy proper on 20th July 1923. He served in submarines for around 12 years before returning to general service in 1935. He was the husband of Mabel Barnes, of Kingsley, Hampshire (married in 1930). He was 35 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
16th February 19214th August 1921ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/849
5th August 19213rd September 1921CourageousBoy 2nd ClassADM188/849
4th September 192128th April 1922CourageousBoy 1st ClassADM188/849
29th April 192212th June 1922Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/849
13th June 192229th July 1923MalayaBoy 1st ClassADM188/849
30th July 192323rd August 1923MalayaBoy 1st ClassADM188/849
24th August 19233rd September 1923MalayaStoker 2nd ClassADM188/985
4th September 19239th December 1923Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/985
10th December 192323rd August 1924CenturionStoker 2nd ClassADM188/985
24th August 19242nd January 1925CenturionStoker 1st ClassADM188/985
3rd January 192523rd March 1925Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/985
24th March 19258th April 1925Vivid II (Furious)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/985
9th April 192522nd April 2925Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/985
25th September 19259th November 1925Ambrose (S.C.)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/985
10th November 19251st October 1927Ambrose (L4)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/985
2nd October 192722nd October 1927Ambrose (S.C.)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/985
23rd October 19274th November 1927Ambrose (L4)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/985
5th November 192722nd November 1927Ambrose (S.C.)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/985
23rd November 19276th December 1927Ambrose (L4)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/985
7th December 192713th April 1928Ambrose (S.C.)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/985
14th April 192831st July 1928Ambrose (L7)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/985
1st August 192830th September 1929Dolphin (L4)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/985
1st October 192922nd January 1930Dolphin (Y Group)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/76
23rd January 193027th January 1930Dolphin (Y Group)Acting Leading StokerADM363/76
28th January 193025th February 1930Dolphin (S.C.)Acting Leading StokerADM363/76
26th February 19307th March 1930Dolphin (H27)Acting Leading StokerADM363/76
8th March 193013th March 1930Dolphin (S.C.)Acting Leading StokerADM363/76
14th March 193018th September 1931Dolphin (H27)Acting Leading StokerADM363/76
19th September 19313rd February 1932Dolphin (S.C.)Acting Leading StokerADM363/76
4th February 193215th March 1932Dolphin (S.C.)Leading StokerADM363/76
16th March 193230th June 1932Lucia (S.C.)Leading StokerADM363/76
1st July 19325th January 1933Lucia (L21)Leading StokerADM363/76
6th January 19332nd March 1933Dolphin (S.C.)Leading StokerADM363/76
3rd March 19337th April 1933VindictiveLeading StokerADM363/76
8th April 193318th July 1934Medway (Orpheus)Leading StokerADM363/76
19th July 193418th July 1935Medway (Orpheus)Acting Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/76
19th July 193510th December 1935Medway (Orpheus)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/76
11th December 193525th February 1936DolphinStoker Petty OfficerADM363/76
26th February 193617th July 1936Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/76
18th July 193627th November 1936St. VincentStoker Petty OfficerADM363/76
28th November 193624th July 1937Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/76
25th July 193724th May 1941HoodStoker Petty OfficerADM363/76
23rd April 292524th September 1925Dolphin (S.C.)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/985

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 53.

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)
His son, John C. Barnes (photo & information, February 2001)
Dave Street (information, Sept 2011)
Tricia Bond (information, October 2013)
The National Archives (ADM 188/985)