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L.3506 H.M. HORSLEY, OS.3, ROYAL NAVY : KILLED IN ACTION SERVING IN HMS.'GOOD HOPE', AT CORONEL, 1 NOVEMBER 1914 :

1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal 1914-19 (3506 OS.3, RN.) : (HARRY MATTHEW HORSLEY - Born 16 March 1895 at York, a labourer by trade, joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Servant at HMS.'Excellent' on 2 March 1912 : Advanced to Officer's Steward Class 3 from 16 March 1913, and as such joined the crew of the armoured cruiser, HMS.'Good Hope' from 22 October 1913 : He was still serving in the ship when it went into action off the coast of Chile, at the Battle of Coronel on 1 November 1914, where 'Good Hope' was the flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Craddock, commanding the 4th.Cruiser Squadron : At Coronel the British ships were no match for the more powerful German armoured cruisers, 'Scharnhorst' and 'Gneisenau', which were faster and more heavily armed : In the ensuing battle, Craddock's ships were totally destroyed and HMS.'Good Hope' was sunk with the loss of all hands : The recipient has no known grave and is commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial : He was the son of Marmaduke and Louisa Ann Horsley of Nether Poppleton, York, and was just nineteen years of age at the time of his death.) : Sold with verification, copy Service Record, copy casualty list entry and copy CWGC. information - Medals mounted on original silk ribbons EF - £495