-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

Updated 01-Dec-2018

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Able Seaman Thomas Henry Hambley, courtesy of Tom Crosbie, March 2002

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 26250
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Thomas was born on 17 June 1921 in Grangetown Cleveland to William and Jane Elizabeth Hambley. The family later lived at 13 Lilac Road Old Teesville and 4 Sycamore Crescent, Old Teesville. He was the husband of Ruth Hambley .

Thomas worked with the Cargo Fleet steel works until being made redundant at age 17. He then joined the Navy. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 48, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of  Thomas and Ruth Hambley, courtesy of Ruth's step brother, Tom Crosbie, March 2002
Above- Thomas and Ruth on their wedding day. They were married in the Parish church at Walton on the Hill, on 25th January 1941.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Ann Short (information, November 2018)
Ruth Davies' (formerly Hambley) step brother, Thomas Crosbie (information & photo, March 2002)
Ruth's son, Harvey Stanton, (information, October 2002)
Kathleen Cliff (information, July 2004)
Thomas' niece, Mrs Jacqueline Ann Short (information, April 2005)
Thomas' great niece, Louise Christie (information, November 2012)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009