-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

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
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/K 62197
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)






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 36 years old at the time of his loss.




Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 53, Column 3






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire









Sources
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)