-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 Archie Morten

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Date of birth: 11th May 1912
Place of birth: Middlesborough, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Albert and Sovina Morten
Wife: Mary Morten
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Service Number: P/MX 58427
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Thomas was born on 11th May 1912 in South Bank, Middlesborough, Yorkshire. He was the eldest of five children born to Albert and Sovina Morten. He worked as an apprentice boiler smith at Smith's Dock shipyard on the river Tees pior to joining the Navy.

He was married Mary Ellen Palmer in February 1933 at St John's church, South Bank.

He was 29 years old at the time of his loss.

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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 2 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)
Paul Marsh (photo, 2001)
Kester Marsh (information, March 2013)