-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
Tom Willetts

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Date of birth: 2nd January 1917
Place of birth: Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England
Parents: James and Annie Willetts
Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Joined Hood: November 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Sub-Lieutenant R.N.V.R.)
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Biographical Information:

Tom was born in Barrow-in-Furness on 2nd January 1917 to parents James and Annie Willets. He is later believed to have lived in Lytham, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.




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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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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)





Tom's name is in Column 2 of Panel 60.





Detail of Tom's name.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Tom's great-cousin, Janice Richards (information, May 2004)