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In Remembrance of
Heaton Lumley

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Date of birth: 18th January 1900
Place of birth: Haulbowline, County Cork, Ireland
Parents: Frederick and Martha Lumley
Wife: Olwen Pryseand
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Major
Joined Hood: 1st June 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Major)
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Biographical Information:

Heaton was born on 18th January 1900 in Haulbowline, County Cork, Ireland to Frederick and Martha Lumley. Frederick was stationed as the Fleet Surgeon at Haulbowline Naval Base at that time.

Heaton joined the Royal Marine Auxiliary in 1917 and was awarded the British War Medal in 1918. He went on to serve in a variety of ships/establishments to include Barham, Iron Duke, Gallipoli 1922-23, the Chatham Gunnery School and of course Hood. He was married in 1924 to Olwen Pryseand had one son (he has since had 3 grandchildren, 4 greatgrandchildren and 1 great-great grand child).

Heaton joined Hood in 1939. He was a senior participant in Operation "Primrose" during 1940.

Additional Photos

Heaton early in his career

Heaton and classmates at Chatham Gunnery School in 1937

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

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

Heaton's name is in Column 2 of Panel 58.

Detail of Heaton'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)
Navy Lists
Mr. E. Bedford (Photo, 2001)
Letitia Pollard (information, June 2010)
Penelope and Ian Thompson (photos & information, November 2010)