-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 11-Jun-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Tristram Foster Spence

Photo of Lieutenant (E) Tristram Foster Spence, courtesy of his great-nephew, Giles Spence, June 2014

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant (E)
Date Joined Hood: 27 January 1941
Biographical Information: Tristram was the son of Philip and Alice Spence, of Low Fell, County Durham. He had two siblings, Charles and Rachel. He was educated at Felsted School, Essex before gaining an engineering degree (B.Sc.) from Durham University.

Tristram enjoyed climbing, cross-country running and music. He was also a keen actor and participated in school and family productions. He was remembered at Felsted schhol as having "a beautifully-modulated voice and a very real sense of the dramatic".

He was 31 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 45, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His grand-newphew, Giles Spence (photo & information, June 2014)
Navy List, April 1941