BORN HULL 01/07/1880. PARENTS LIVED HOWDEN, YORKSHIRE. WIFE LILLY LIVED ABOVE. NAVAL RECORDS ADDRESS.
The Battle of Coronel HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth were sunk by the German fleet (Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee), superior in both shell range and speed. Armoured cruisers Gneisenau and Sharnhorst lead the main attacks in the Battle of Coronel, on 1 November 1914, off the Chilean coast. Monmouth was hit by Gneisenau and was on fire. Nurnberg found her burning and after refusing to surrender, Nurnberg finished her off with 75 shells. All hands on both cruisers HMS Good Hope (900) and HMS Monmouth (678) were lost. HMS Glasgow and HMS Otranto escaped. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?138092