-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
Thomas Charles Frederick Amery

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Date of birth: 12th May 1918
Place of birth: Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Parents: Charles & Harriet Elizabeth Amery
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 173852
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Chissie, as he was known to his friends, was born 12th May 1918 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales to Charles and Harriet Amery. Sadly, his mother was widowed in the 1930s. Chissie took a job at age 14 and helped her to look after his 6 siblings. He entered the Royal Navy sometime after the outbreak of war and was assigned to Hood. He was 23 at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Chissie (centre, waving) and mates at Scapa Flow, early 1941

Chissie (7th from the left/back row) and mates at Scapa Flow, early 1941

Chissie (2nd from right/holding tree) and mates in Scapa Flow, early 1941

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)

Thomas's name is in Column 1 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)
Chissie's sister, Mrs Iris Perkins (photos and information, September 2001)