-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 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:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)








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





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 51, Column 1






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






Virginia Water Memorial









Sources
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)