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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Thomas Smith

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Date of birth: 11th September 1922
Place of birth: Sunderland, County Durham, England
Parents: James and Susan Smith
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 161243
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Thomas was born on 11th September 1922 to James and Susan Smith, of 7 Firth Square, Ford Estate, Sunderland, County Durham. He is known to have had four brothers. He attended Havelock Council School, Sunderland.

Thomas entered the Navy in 1938/1939. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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 51.

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)
David Wallace (photo & information, June 2009)
Irene Gray (photo & information taken from 31st May 1941 "Newcastle Evening Chronicle," July 2017)