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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Thomas Willie Clements

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Date of birth: 8th August 1921
Place of birth: Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, England
Parents: Thomas and Clara Clements
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 28480
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Thomas was born on 8th August 1921 in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire to Thomas and Clara Clements. The family later lived at 64 Birkin Avenue, Hyson Green, Nottinghamshire.

Thomas was raised in Basford where he was educated at Radford Boulevard School. Before joining the Navy he was employed at the Raleigh Works (cycles). He is known to have been posted to at least one other ship (one which had been torpedoed) before joining Hood.

He was 19 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)

Thomas's name is in Column 3 of Panel 47.

Detail of Thomas'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)
Mary Mckeown (information derived from the "The Nottingham Journal", 5th June 1941; provided February 2018)