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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Thomas Edward Cogger

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Date of birth: 14th June 1901
Place of birth: Southsea, Hampshire, England
Parents: William and Eliza Cogger
Wife: Kathleen Cogger
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/21115
Joined Hood: 27th August 1939 (Marine)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Marine)
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Biographical Information:

Thomas was born on 14th June 1901 in Southsea, Hampshire to William and Eliza Cogger. He was the husband of Kathleen Cogger, of Fareham, Hampshire. Thomas was a member of X turrets gun crew. Prior to serving in Hood, Thomas spent seven years aboard the Royal Yacht, Victoria and Albert. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Thomas (2nd from left) and fellow Marines aboard an unidentified ship.

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 3 of Panel 58.

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' daughter, Hazel Ford (photo & information, Spring 2001)