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In Remembrance of
Edward Percival Sealy Lewis

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Date of birth: 29th July 1909
Place of birth: West Derby, Lancashire, England
Parents: James Sealy and Frances May Lewis
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant
Joined Hood: 23rd May 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Lieutenant)
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Biographical Information:

"Teddy", as he was known to his family, was born on 29th July 1909 in West Derby, Liverpool to parents James Sealy and Frances May Lewis. His father was a Provisions Broker. Teddy was their eldest son and was followed by a brother Leonard in 1914.

Teddy is known to have trained aboard H.M.S. Conway from 1923-1925. He served aboard B Class destroyer H.M.S. Keith from 1938 to 1939. He was posted to Hood on 23rd May 1939.

He married Sheila Dunlop on 18th January 1941 in Greenock. He was 31 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Edward as a Midshipman

Conway Chapel, Birkenhead Priory, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Edward's name is in Column 2 of Panel 45.

Detail of Edward's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
ADM 101/506 (The National Archives)
His godson, Paul Adamson (information, January 2017)
Cameron Low (photos & information, October 2004)
Geoffrey Haskings (information, September 2007)