-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
William Thomas Tomlinson

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Date of birth: 1st March 1924
Place of birth: Aston, Warwickshire, England
Parents: Thomas and Lillian Tomlinson
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 163223
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 1st March 1924 in Aston Wood, Warwickshire to Thomas and Lillian Tomlinson. The family later lived in Yardley Wood, Birmingham. He was 17 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

William (center) and two mates whilst at H.M.S. Ganges

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

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Nick Parker (photos, November 2005)