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In Remembrance of
William Albert Price

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Date of birth: 21st March 1900
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: William and Harriet Price
Wife: Edna Price
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Warrant Shipwright
Joined Hood: 28th February 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Warrant Shipwright)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 21st March 1900 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to William and Harriet Price. He was the husband of Edna Price, of North End, Portsmouth. Together they had three children. He originally served in the Navy as a rating (service number M8894), but eventually became a warrant officer.

William was a member of Hood's crew for about three years when she was sunk. He was 41 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
9th October 1918?16th October 1918VictoryActing Shipwright 5th ClassADM188/1035
17th October 1918?16th February 1919VictoryShipwright 5th ClassADM188/1035
17th February 19192nd June 1919FisgardShipwright 5th ClassADM188/1035
3rd June 191912th June 1919FisgardActing Shipwright 4th ClassADM188/1035
13th June 19198th February 1920TheseusActing Shipwright 4th ClassADM188/1035
9th February 192024th February 1920Victory IIIActing Shipwright 4th ClassADM188/1035
25th February 19201st June 1920ColumbineActing Shipwright 4th ClassADM188/1035
2nd June 192020th May 1922ColumbineShipwright 4th ClassADM188/1035
21st May 19222nd June 1922GreenwichShipwright 4th ClassADM188/1035
3rd June 192213th June 1922GreenwichShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1035
14th June 19224th July 1922Victory IIShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1035
5th July 19227th August 1922FisgardShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1035
8th August 19222nd November 1922Victory IIShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1035
3rd November 19223rd January 1923FisgardShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1035
4th January 192311th November 1925BarhamShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1035
12th November 192526th November 1925Victory IIShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1035
27th November 19252nd June 1926FisgardShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1035
3rd June 192617th August 1926FisgardShipwright 2nd ClassADM188/1035
18th August 192631st March 1927Victory IIShipwright 2nd ClassADM188/1035
1st April 192730th April 1927Egmont (Minesweepers)Shipwright 2nd ClassADM188/1035
1st May 192731st October 1928EgmontShipwright 2nd ClassADM188/1035
1st November 192827th May 1929EagleShipwright 2nd ClassADM188/1035
28th May 192912th July 1929Victory II - VShipwright 2nd ClassADM363/146
13th July 19296th September 1929FisgardShipwright 2nd ClassADM363/146
7th September 192912th October 1930FisgardShipwright 2nd ClassADM363/146
13th October 19302nd June 1931Victory XI (Selkirk)Shipwright 2nd ClassADM363/146
3rd June 193130th June 1932Victory XI (Selkirk)Shipwright 1st ClassADM363/146
1st July 193224th August 1932Boscawen (Selkirk)Shipwright 1st ClassADM363/146
25th August 193210th January 1933Victory IIShipwright 1st ClassADM363/146
11th January 19338th March 1933Pembroke IIShipwright 1st ClassADM363/146
9th March 193310th December 1933Pembroke IIActing Warrant ShipwrightADM363/146
11th December 193331st August 1934CornwallActing Warrant ShipwrightNavy List July 1934
Between July 1934 and January 193516th December 1936CornwallWarrant ShipwrightNavy List January 1935
17th December 193627th February 1939TitaniaWarrant ShipwrightNavy List July 1937
28th February 193924th May 1941HoodWarrant ShipwrightNavy List August 1939

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

William's name is in Column 3 of Panel 45.

Detail of William'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)
William's son, Lieutenant-Commander Graham E Price, RN (Retd.) (photo, 2001)
Mary Mckeown (information derived from the "Evening News", 29 May 1941)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1035)