M.3780 William Hunter SALISBURY R.N., Engine Room Artificer 5th Class (d. 5 June 1916)

Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action on 5 June 1916 whilst aboard HMS Hampshire

Ian Valentine based on research by John Stewart

Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney, United Kingdom
Photo from Commonwealth War Graves Commission

M.3780  William Hunter Salisbury, R.N., Engine Room Artificer 5th Class  R.N.  His birth in Southwick, Sussex was registered in Steyning in Oct-Dec 1896 Vol 2B, page 277.  He was the second son of Marine Engineer George and Eleanor Salisbury who had lived at 23 Tancred Road, Anfield, Liverpool.

The 1901 census shows the family living at Newtown, Wivenhoe, and in 1911 census they are living at New Town Field, Wivenhoe.

He served on HMS Hampshire, and was killed or died as a direct result of enemy action on 5 June 1916, aged 19.

He was buried in Block F.120.A. at Lyness Naval Cemetery, Island of Hoy, Orkney Islands,  He is named on the Wivenhoe War Memorial,


This page was added on 23/01/2016.

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  • Engine Room Artificer 5th Class but was not a Petty Officer. The ‘Po’ suffix indicates his ‘Division’ or home port – Po short for Portsmouth (as opposed to Ch – Chatham, Dev, Devonport).

    By Andrew (12/03/2018)
  • Hello. M.3780 Salisbury died on 5 June 1916, not August.
    Regards, Andrew

    By Andrew (12/03/2018)

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