In Remembrance of
THOMAS GEORGE BARNES
Stoker Petty Officer
Date Joined Hood:
Thomas was born 30 July 1905 in Epson, Surrey. He was one of three children (the others being Frank and Ruth) born to Charles and Ruth Barnes. His mother died in 1911 shortly after giving birth to his sister Ruth. His father died in 1912 in a work accident. Thomas, Frank and Ruth were subsequently adopted and raised by the Walters family who lived nearby.
Thomas joined the Boy service on 16 February 1921 and the Royal Navy proper on 20 July 1923. He served in submarines for around 12 years before returning to general service in 1935. He was the husband of Mabel Barnes, of Kingsley, Hampshire (married in 1930).
He was 36 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.
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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 53, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His son, John C. Barnes (photo & information, February 2001)
Dave Street (information, Sept 2011)
The National Archives (ADM 188/985)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)