Horsham sailors die - November 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

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The HMS Good Hope took part in the Battle of Coronel, near Chile, on November 1 1914.

Good Hope was sunk with all hands, a total of 919 officers and enlisted men.

“Two Horsham sailors were on the ‘Good Hope’, one of the vessels stated to have been sunk off the Chilean coast.

“Their names are George Ballam and Thomas Tester; George Ballam, the son of Mr Charles Ballam, general carrier, of 34 Oakhill Road was 24 years of age and has been on the ‘Good Hope’ for about 12 moinths.

“Thomas Tester, whose father resides at 53 Station Road, is aged 34 and has been two years on the ‘Good Hope’.”