-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 Lewis

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Date of birth: 8th January 1915
Place of birth: Seaham Harbour, County Durham, England
Parents: William and Sarah Lewis
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 17969
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Thomas was born on 8th January 1915 in Seaham Harbour, County Durham to William and Sarah Lewis. The family lived at Springfield Road, Winlaton. he is known to have had three brothers, Herbert, Stanley and Ernest.

Thomas joined the Navy circa 1936 and had served the last three of those years aboard Hood. He was due to be married on his next leave. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.




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


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Irene Gray (photo & information taken from 31st May 1941 "Newcastle Evening Chronicle," July 2017)