-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
Heaton Lumley

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Date of birth:
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Major
Service Number: N/A
Joined Hood: 1st June 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Major)

Biographical Information:

Heaton was born on 18th January 1900 in Haulbowline, County Cork, Ireland to Frederick and Martha Lumley. Frederick was stationed as the Fleet Surgeon at Haulbowline Naval Base at that time.

Heaton joined the Royal Marine Auxiliary in 1917 and was awarded the British War Medal in 1918. He went on to serve in a variety of ships/establishments to include Barham, Iron Duke, Gallipoli 1922-23, the Chatham Gunnery School and of course Hood. He was married in 1924 to Olwen Pryseand had one son (he has since had 3 grandchildren, 4 greatgrandchildren and 1 great-great grand child).

Heaton joined Hood in 1939. He was a senior participant in Operation "Primrose" during 1940.

Additional Photos

Heaton early in his career

Heaton and classmates at Chatham Gunnery School in 1937


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 58, Column 2

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Navy Lists
Mr. E. Bedford (Photo, 2001)
Letitia Pollard (information, June 2010)
Penelope and Ian Thompson (photos & information, November 2010)