-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 William Guy Edwards

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Date of birth: 5th November 1903
Place of birth: Clapham, London, England
Wife: Doris Edwards
Previous occupation: Clerk
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 97523
Joined Hood: 17th August 1936 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Thomas was born on 5th November 1923 in Clapham, London. He was 17 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
8th June 19205th February 1921GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/842
6th February 19215th May 1921GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/842
6th May 19214th November 1921Queen ElizabethBoy 1st ClassADM188/842
5th November 192111th June 1922Queen ElizabethOrdinary SeamanADM188/842
12th June 19226th March 1923Columbine (Spencer)Ordinary SeamanADM188/842
7th March 192320th November 1924Columbine (Spencer)Able SeamanADM188/842
21st November 192431st March 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/842
1st April 192621st June 1926YarmouthAble SeamanADM188/842
22nd June 192630th June 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/842
1st July 192611th May 1928Iron DukeAble SeamanADM188/842
12th May 19286th May 1929BenbowAble SeamanADM188/842
7th May 192916th May 1929Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/329
17th May 192931st October 1929ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/329
1st November 19295th November 1931Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/329
6th November 19319th November 1931Victory II (Douglas)Able SeamanADM363/329
10th November 193131st August 1932Cyclops (Douglas)Able SeamanADM363/329
1st September 193210th September 1932Egmont II (Douglas)Able SeamanADM363/329
11th September 193211th May 1933Cyclops (Wolsey)Able SeamanADM363/329
12th May 193323rd March 1934Cyclops (Douglas)Able SeamanADM363/329
24th March 193430th April 1934Victory II (Douglas)Able SeamanADM363/329
1st May 193416th August 1936ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/329
17th August 193624th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/329

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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 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)