Petty Officer Hornsey and C P O Stoker Prince were destroying the secret and confidential books in the boiler room when the first shells hit HMS Peterel. Later in the action, William was on the deck next to Chief E. R. A. Allen when a Japanese shell exploded and blew them both into the water, neither man was ever seen again.
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Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Petty Officer Stoker
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Peterel
Date of Death: 08/12/1941
Service No: P/KX 77899
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 54, Column 1.
Cemetery: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL