BORN HULL 31/1/1886. SON OF GEORGE PATRICK, LATE OF COTTINGHAM. WIFE CHRISTINA PATRICK, PORTSMOUTH. SISTER MRS PRITCHARD LIVED AT THIS HDM ADDRESS. HE HAD BEEN IN THE NAVY FOR ELEVEN YEARS. SANK WITH ALL HANDS, ON HMS 'GOOD HOPE', AT THE BATTLE OF CORONEL, 01/11/1914, AGED 27.
HIS DEATH AND PHOTOGRAPH WERE REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON 23RD NOVEMBER 1914. * AND THE HULL TIMES, ON 28TH NOVEMBER 1914, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH.
HIS NAME IS ALSO LISTED ON THE COTTINGHAM ROLL OF HONOUR.
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.