-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Benjamin Thomas Smith

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Date of birth: 3rd May 1915
Place of birth: Fareham, Hampshire, England
Parents: Thomas and Mary Smith
Wife: Constance Smith
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 1564
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Thomas, as he was known, was born on 3rd May 1915 in Fareham, Hampshire to Thomas and Mary Smith. He was the husband of Constance Smith, of Upper Deal, Kent. They had one son, Benjamin (who served as a Major in the Royal Engineers). He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Benjamin's name is in Column 2 of Panel 59.

Detail of Benjamin'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)
Chris Pink (information, December 2019)
Neil Jenvey (photo, December 2017)