Son of Thomas and Margaret Pester, of Bournemouth. He was the sole survivor from HMS Spearfish, taken prisoner by U-34 and taken to Germany, where he spent the rest of the war in a POW camp. Tragically William V. Pester died in a motor bike accident in his home town, only a few weeks after returning to the UK. Also killed in the accident was the pillion passenger Mona Victoria Vallier (age 26). He was the best man at the wedding of Maurice Symes on that day and Mona was the sister of the bride.