Hugh Staunton Hornby

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Lieutenant Hugh Staunton Hornby, R.N. (15 June, 1890 – 1 May, 1916) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Sir W. H. Hornby, Bart., M.P..

Hornby was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 March, 1911.

On 27 April, 1916, Hornby suffered a fall from his ship into staging, presumably during drydocking. He underwent surgery at a civil hospital, but died at Victoria Hospital, Dover. Kindell thinks that Hornby died in an explosion aboard Vulcan.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Christopher P. Satow
Captain of H.M.S. A 5
1 Aug, 1915 – 13 Nov, 1915
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Colin Cantlie
Captain of H.M.S. C 26
13 Nov, 1915 – 1 May, 1916[1]
Succeeded by
Basil N. Downie


  1. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 195.