William Edward Royall
Rank: Chief Carpenter’s Mate
Ship: HMS Hogue
Address: 17a Havelock Road, Hastings
Other Info: According to CWGC, William was aboard HMS Hogue when it was sunk, along with sister ships HMS Aboukir and HMS Cressy, by German submarine U-9 on 22nd September 1914. He was one of 1,459 seamen lost on that day.
The son of Edward and Mary Royall of Woolwich, London he was aged 53 when he died, married to Louisa and living at 42 Milward Crescent, Hastings. William is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 6.
Published: September 1914
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