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|THE LATE WARRANT OFFICER WILLIAM MORRELL,
who lost his life on H.M.S. Black Prince in the recent great sea fight off Jutland.
We regret to record ther death of this gallant officer, who, with hundreds of other brave sailors went down with the Black Prince in the great sea battle. It has been proved by eye-witnesses that the Black Prince was in the thickest of the fight, but the gallant crew gave an excellent account of themselves before finding their resting place in the deep. Warrant Officer Morrell was an old resident of Parkstone, and highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Bray, of Hope Lodge, Almhurst Road, Bournmouth, and leaves a widow and one child, with whom the greatest sympathy is felt for their sad bereavement. No less than five brothers of the deceased are at present on active service.
Mrs. Morrell has received the follwoing telegram of sympathy from their Majesties the King and Queen : "The KIng and Queen deeply regret the loss you and the Navy have sustained by the death of your husband in the service of his country. Their Majesties truly sympathise with you in your sorrow. - Keeper of the Privy Purse."
|Bournmouth Graphic 16 June 1916
via Spike Sheldon