-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
Thomas Edward Southgate

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Date of birth: 4th February 1922
Place of birth: Mendlesham, Suffolk, England
Parents: Thomas and Kathleen Southgate
Wife: Kathleen Southgate
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3799
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Thomas was born on 4th February 1922 in Mendlesham, Stowmarket, Suffolk to Thomas and Kathleen Southgate. The family later lived in Earsham, Norfolk. He was a member of Hood's Number Four 4" gun crew. Thomas was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

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None at this time.

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)

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

Detail of Thomas'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)
Thomas' sister-in-law, Mrs TM Southgate (photos, April 2004)