BORN HULL 27/11/1894. SON OF GEORGE JOHN LE BRUN & SELINA JONES. ONE OF NINE CHILDREN. LOST AT SEA, DURING THE BATTLE OF CORONEL, OFF THE COAST OF CHILLIE ON 1/11/1914. HE WAS AGED 19.HIS BROTHERS, ARTHUR, RFA, AND HARRY & WALTER, BOTH ROYAL NAVY, ALSO SERVED. (1918 ABSENT VOTERS LISTS). HIS SISTER, MRS BRYAN, LIVED AT 8 ST MARY'S WALK, REDBOURNE STREET. OTHER SISTERS ADELPHI & HANNAH, LIVED AT 3 PERRY STREET.
CHRIS LE BRUN IS BRIEFLY LISTED IN THE DE RUVIGNY ROLL OF HONOUR. THIS WAS HIS CWGC NAVAL ADDRESS.
HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL & LINCOLNSHIRE TIMES, ON 14/11/1914 WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH. *
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.