Sailors die on Good Hope - November 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
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We reported a few days ago the initial story about the ship being sunk. This was confirmation that two local sailors were among hundreds who died.

“The complete loss of the ‘Good Hope’ is now, unfortunately, taken for granted.

“There were two Horsham sailors on the vessel; Thomas Tester, whose wife and three children reside at 53 Station Rosad; and George Ballam, the son of Mr and Mrs Ballam, of 34 Oakhill Road...

“We hear with regret that Fred Long, son of Mr Charles Long, of Broadbridge Heath, belonging to the Royal Marines Light Infantry, was on the ‘Good Hope’ which with the ‘Monmouth’ was lost off the Chilean coast.