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In Remembrance of
Tristram Foster Spence

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Date of birth: June 1910
Place of birth: Gosforth, Northumberland, England
Parents: Philip and Alice Spence
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant (E)
Joined Hood: 27th January 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Lieutenant (E))
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Biographical Information:

Tristram was the son of Philip and Alice Spence, of Low Fell, County Durham. He had two siblings, Charles and Rachel. He was educated at Felsted School, Essex before gaining an engineering degree (B.Sc.) from Durham University.

Tristram enjoyed climbing, cross-country running and music. He was also a keen actor and participated in school and family productions. He was remembered at Felsted schhol as having "a beautifully-modulated voice and a very real sense of the dramatic".

He was 30 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Tristram's name is in Column 2 of Panel 45.

Detail of Tristram'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)
His grand-newphew, Giles Spence (photo & information, June 2014)