-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 14-Aug-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Harold Thompson

Photo of Able Seaman Harold Thompson, courtesy of Penny Raven, August 2017

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 98872
Date Joined Hood: Mid-late 1930s
Biographical Information: Harold was known as "Tommo" to his shipmates. He was born on 05 July 1904 in Leeds, Yorkshire. He is known to have had a brother named Charles and two sisters. Their parents died in 1906/07. He spent much of his time with his relative Joseph White of South Leverton, Nottinghamshire.

Tommo was Hood's librarian and organiser of key sporting events. He was known to be a great help to new ratings joining the ship.

He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

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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
.Photo of Able Seaman Harold Thompson, courtesy of Penny Raven, August 2017   Photo of Able Seaman Harold Thompson, courtesy of Penny Raven, August 2017
Above & Below - Shots of Harold at home
Photo of Able Seaman Harold Thompson, courtesy of Penny Raven, August 2017
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Penny Raven (photos & information, August 2017)
Portsmouth Evening News, May 1941
Tommo's shipmate, Ted Briggs (information, 2001)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)