-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
Tristam Foster Spence

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Date of birth:
Place of birth: Gosforth, Northumberland, England
Parents: Philip and Alice Spence
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant (E)
Service Number: N/A
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 31 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 45, Column 2

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

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)