PETERS, Frederick Thornton  
Name:  Peters, Frederick Thornton
Date of birth:  September 17th, 1889 (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Date of death:  November 13th, 1942 (Plymouth, Devon, Great Britain)
Nationality:  Canadian
Rank: Captain
Unit: Royal Navy
Action: On November 9, 1942, captain Peters, commander of HMS Walney, led in spite of the violent fire of the several coast batteries, a cruiser, a torpedo hunter and his ship to Oran Harbour in Algeria. During
hostile cannonading the rest of its crew on the bridge was killed,
but Peters, touched to his eyes and his ship on fire, knew to reach the harbor. Some several members of the crew could also safely reach the harbor.
Details: Captain Peters died during an air accident on November 13, 1942.
Name on Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
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Information source(s):   - Victoria Cross Reference
- The Register of the Victoria Cross - published by This Engeland 1997 - ISBN 0906324270
- Special thanks to Iain Stewart from The History of the Victoria Cross
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