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In Remembrance of
Thomas Desmond Cartwright

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Date of birth: 1st February 1916
Place of birth: Eton, Berkshire, England
Parents: Major Alfred Leonard Cartwright, Durham Light Infantry and Helen Cartwright
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Captain
Joined Hood: 19th August 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Captain, Royal Marines)
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Biographical Information:

Thomas was born at Eton, Berkshire on 1st February 1916, the younger son of Major Alfred Cartwright and his wife Helen Cartwright. He was named for his grandfather.

Thomas was educated at Brighton College during the early 1930s before joining the Royal Marines. He was promoted second-Lieutenant 1st September 1939, Lieutenant 20th February 1937 and Captain 27th December 1939. He was a recipient of the King George VI Coronation medal in 1937 and joined Hood on 14th August 1940. Thomas's home address was in Kensington, London 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

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Mr Christian Edwardes (photo, 2001)
Consuelo Phelan (information, Oct 2016)
Web site of Brighton College (date of birth), September 2021.
Navy Lists (Ancestry), September 2021