-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 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Thomas Topham

No photos of this individual are available

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 21608
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Thomas was born on 09 August 1919 in Derby, Derbyshire. He was one of three sons born to Mrs Beatrice Fenton. The family lived at 7 Fife Street, Alvaston.

Thomas worked at the LMS Carriage and Wagon Works, Derby until joining the Navy in 1937. He is known to have survived the sinking of the aircraft carrier H.M.S. Courageous in September 1939. He had two brothers who served in the Army during the war.

Thomas was 21 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 49, Column 3 (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
Mary Mckeown (information derived from the "Derby Daily Telegraph", September 2013)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)