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In Remembrance of
Thomas Frederick Nichols

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Date of birth: 17th February 1920
Place of birth: London, London, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 201560
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Thomas was born on 17th February 1920 at 4 Donnington Park Road, Hampstead. His father was Frederick William Rawl Nichols and Kate Edith Nichols (nee Aldridge).

Thomas attended Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset. He later attended Queens College. He graduated from college in 1939. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Thomas circa 1939

Thomas and Flora on their wedding day, 11 Sept 1939

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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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Thomas's name is in Column 1 of Panel 51.

Detail of Thomas's name.

Virginia Water Memorial, Virginia Water, Surrey, England

Photos of the memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
James Choules (information, January 2012)
Rachel Hassall (photo & information, May 2016)