Thomas Wood was born on the 1st September 1891 in Edmonton, Middlesex.
is believed to have been buried in Mahaiyawa cemetery after the service
in St Paul's church, Kandy City, although this is not confirmed as yet.
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|Ship &c. served in||Rating||From||To||Character||Notes|
|Acheron||Stoker 2nd Class||3 June 1909||28 Oct 1909||VG|
|Diamond||"||29 Oct 1909||24 Feb 1910||VG|
|Pembroke II||"||25 Feb 1910||7 Mar 1910||VG|
|Formidable||"||8 Mar 1910||2 Jun 1910||VG|
|"||Stoker 1st Class||3 Jun 1910||2 Apr 1911||VG|
|Pembroke II||"||3 Apr 1911||24 Apr 1911||VG|
|St George||"||25 Apr 1911||11 Feb 1912||VG|
|Cormorant||"||12 Feb 1912||31 Jul 1912||VG|
|Minerva II||"||1 Aug 1912||29 Aug 1912||VG|
|St George||"||30 Aug 1912||VG|
|"||Unknown||17 Dec 1912||30 Apr 1914||VG||Paid War Gratuity|
|Pembroke II||"||1 May 1914||30 Jul 1914||VG||HMS Canterbury|
|Unknown||"||31 Jul 1914||VG||List No. 36|
|"||Unknown||1 Jan 1915||VG|
|"||Stoker Petty Officer||1 Apr 1916||9 Feb 1919||VG|
|"||Paid War Gratuity|
|Unknown||10 Feb 1919||28 Feb 1919||HMS Empress II|
|Prince George||1 Mar 1919||1 Apr 1919|
|Pembroke II||2 Apr 1919||28 May 1919|
|Empress||29 May 1919||10 Oct 1919|
|Egmont||11 Oct 1919||31 Dec 1920|
|Caesar||1 Jan 1920||31 Jan 1920|
|Vivid III||1 Feb 1920||13 Apr 1920|
|Pembroke II||14 Apr 1920||11 Aug 1920|
|Unk Neptune||12 Aug 1920||11 Jul 1921|
|New Zealand||12 Jul 1921||1 Nov 1921|
|Princess Royal||2 Nov 1921||5 Dec 1921|
|Lion||6 Dec 1921||29 May 1922|
|Pembroke II||30 May 1922||10 Jul 1922|
|Repulse||11 Jul 1922||29 Jan 1924||VG|
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cutting about the funeral on 30th January 1924:
Early this morning the rank and file of the party from the squadron mustered on the Barrack Square in preparation for the funeral. Six petty officers of the 'Repulse' bore the coffin to the hearse, which was then drawn by them, preceded by the firing party and followed by the officers and the rest of the men, the police and the general public, the St Paul's church, where the Rev. C A Guy officiated at an impressive service. the cortege continued its way to the cemetery at Mahayawa. After the committal prayers, the firing party of 26 men of the 'Repulse' under Petty Officer Lazelle, fired three volleys over the open grave, and two trumpeters of the Royal Marines sounded the 'Last Post'
The naval officers present included:
Eng. Lieut. Commander Plant of HMS Hood, representing the Vice Admiral; Eng. Commander Starr, Paymaster Lieut. Commander Grace, Lieut. Roe, Mr Carpenter and Mid. Miller of HMS Repulse; Lieut. Breaks and Warrant Engineer Atkins of the 'Dunedin'; Lieut. Usher, Lieut. Wilson and Mid. Coleridge of the 'Danae'; Mid Roe of the 'Hood' and Paymaster Mid. Winslow of the 'Dauntless'.
The Hon. Mr W L Kindersley represented his Excellency the Governor.
The other present were:- Lieut. F J S turner (C.M.R.), Capt T H Holland (C.P.R.C.), Messrs. A S Long Price, A G Gottelier, Superintendent of Police, C E Arndt, N K LaBrooy, and R.S.M. and Mrs. Jacobson.
Floral wreaths were placed by the following:-
Captain and Officers of HMS Repulse, Chief Petty Officer and Petty Officers of HMS Repulse; the shipmates of the engine room of HMS Repulse; the shipmates of the engine room HMS Repulse, Dauntless and Dragon; the Ceylon Mounted Rifles; the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps; the Inspector-General of Police, officers and men of the Ceylon Police Force; the Kandy residents; Kandy Kachcheri; King's Hotel, and Mr & Mrs Jobson.
The following sent permanent wreaths:-
The Ceylon Auto Carrier Co.; the Ratemahatmaya and all other officers in charge of the Naval Camp, Dambulla.