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William Millhouse Hornsey

Petty Officer Stoker

 

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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WILLIAM MILLHOUSE HORNSEY
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 

 

 

 

 

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