-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Francis Jules Thomas

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Date of birth: 5th November 1897
Place of birth: St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Previous occupation: Shoemaker Islands
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J30619 then P/JX 155786
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Francis was born on 5th November 1897 in St Helier, Channel Islands. He was 43 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
16th April 191430th October 1914ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/708
31st October 19145th January 1915ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/708
6th January 191511th January 1915Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/708
12th January 19154th November 1915MonataurBoy 1st ClassADM188/708
5th November 191526th April 1916MonataurOrdinary SeamanADM188/708
27th April 19164th February 1919MonataurAble SeamanADM188/708
5th February 19194th June 1919ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/708
5th June 191930th September 1919Blake ([illegible])Able SeamanADM188/708
1st October 191916th February 1921Colleen ([illegible])Able SeamanADM188/708
17th February 19214th December 1922VernonAble SeamanADM188/708
5th December 192211th June 1925IroquoiseAble SeamanADM188/708
12th June 192529th January 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/708
30th January 192615th April 1926ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/708
16th April 192628th August 1926Victory II (P 59)Able SeamanADM188/708
29th August 19266th December 1926ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/708
7th December 192614th August 1927Victory IAble SeamanADM188/708
15th August 1927UnknownNelsonAble SeamanADM188/708
5th November 1937Re-engaged as Able Seaman (Pensioner)Able SeamanADM363/292
Unknown24th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/292

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

Francis's name is in Column 3 of Panel 49.

Detail of Francis'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)