-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
Arthur Thomas Carey

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Date of birth: 7th April 1923
Place of birth: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Parents: Thomas and Elsie Carey
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 157966
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

Arthur was born on 7th April 1923 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire to Thomas and Elsie Carey. The family later lived in Leckhampton, Gloucestershire. Arthur's father passed away in 1939. Arthur attended Cheltenham Grammar School and was called a "real boy who would try anything." He had three sisters, Agnes, Pansey and Ivalene.

Upon joining the Navy, Arthur was trained at H.M.S. Ganges. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 50, Column 2






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Kim Workman (photo & information, December 2006)