-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 Charles Wright

Photo of Leading Seaman Thomas Charles Wright, courtesy of his widow, Winifred Hawkins, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: RANK
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 127748
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Tom", as he was known, was born on 22 April 1910 in Wallingford, Berkshire to Thomas and Ellen Wright. Tom attended Council Boys School in Wallingford. He was held in high esteem by his headmaster. At age 13 and a half, he was employed at Wallingford Brewery, where he was also held in high esteem.

Tom joined the Navy and was trained at H.M.S. Ganges. He eventually joined the crew of H.M.S. Hood. His job aboard Hood was as a Leading Torpedo Operator/electrician.

Tom was the husband of Winifred Wright, of Padworth, Berkshire. He and Winnie had one son, Michael. Tom 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 47, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs

Photo of Leading Seaman Tom Wright and shipmates, courtesy of his brother, George Wright, March 2005
Above- Tom's class at H.M.S. Ganges.

Letter written by Leading Seaman Tom Wright courtesy of his brother, George Wright, March 2005
Above & Below- Tom's last letter to his mother, 11 May 1941
Letter written by Leading Seaman Tom Wright courtesy of his brother, George Wright, March 2005
Letter written by Leading Seaman Tom Wright courtesy of his brother, George Wright, March 2005
Letter written by Leading Seaman Tom Wright courtesy of his brother, George Wright, March 2005

Photo of Leading Seaman Tom Wright and shipmates, courtesy of his brother, George Wright, March 2005
Above- Tom (third from the viewer's left) and shipmates


Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Tom's widow, Winifred Hawkins (photo, 2001)
Tom's brother, George Wright (photos & information, March 2005)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ