-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 Walter William Eyres

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Date of birth: 14th May 1902
Place of birth: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Parents: Thomas and Susan Eyres
Wife: Frances Eyres
Previous occupation: Stevedore
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 91188
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Thomas was born on 14th May 1902 in Southampton, Hampshire to parents Thomas and Susan Eyres. He was the husband of Frances Eyres. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
29th July 191831st January 1919ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/829
1st February 191921st March 1919ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/829
22nd March 191924th October 1919King George VBoy 1st ClassADM188/829
25th October 191913th May 1920Royal SovereignBoy 1st ClassADM188/829
14th May 192027th January 1921Royal SovereignOrdinary SeamanADM188/829
28th January 19218th March 1921Victory IOrdinary SeamanADM188/829
9th March 192128th February 1922Iron DukeOrdinary SeamanADM188/829
1st March 192223rd October 1923Iron DukeAble SeamanADM188/829
24th October 192310th July 1925Victory IAble SeamanADM188/829
11th July 192516th November 1925VernonAble SeamanADM188/829
17th November 192531st March 1926Queen Elizabeth (Bryony)Able SeamanADM188/829
1st April 192631st May 1926Malaya (Bryony)Able SeamanADM188/829
1st June 192630th November 1927Warspite (Bryony)Able SeamanADM188/829
1st December 192731st August 1928Queen Elizabeth (Bryony)Able SeamanADM188/829
1st September 19282nd November 1928Victory IAble SeamanADM188/829
3rd November 192814th December 1928VernonAble SeamanADM188/829
15th December 192831st December 1929Vernon (Stokes Bay)Able SeamanADM188/829
1st January 193031st August 1932NelsonAble SeamanADM363/296
1st September 193220th September 1932Victory IAble SeamanADM363/296
21st September 19323rd May 1933VernonAble SeamanADM363/296
4th May 193329th May 1933Effingham (Centurion)Able SeamanADM363/296
30th May 193314th September 1933VernonAble SeamanADM363/296
15th September 193322nd August 1934St. Angelo II (Delight)Able SeamanADM363/296
23rd August 193423rd October 1934Victory II (Delight)Able SeamanADM363/296
24th October 193414th December 1934St. Angelo II (Delight)Able SeamanADM363/296
15th December 193416th December 1934Tamar II (Wild Swan)Able SeamanADM363/296
17th December 193410th December 1935Tamar II (Delight)Able SeamanADM363/296
11th December 19359th February 1936Victory IAble SeamanADM363/296
10th February 193625th February 1936VernonAble SeamanADM363/296
26th February 193620th May 1936Victory II (Iron Duke)Able SeamanADM363/296
21st May 193624th June 1936VernonAble SeamanADM363/296
25th June 193618th August 1936Effingham (Winchelsea)Able SeamanADM363/296
19th August 19367th September 1936Hawkins (Winchelsea)Able SeamanADM363/296
8th September 193624th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/296

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)