EGREMONT, John

Egremont, JAssistant paymaster, HMS “Good Hope”, Royal Navy.

Born

March 1887.
Son of Edgar John and Marian Elizabeth Egremont of Tiverton Devon, Late of Rockbourne Hants.

Education

Blundell’s School, “Day Boy”, from the age of 10.
January 1898 to Easter 1899, returning to school in September 1899 to Christmas 1904.  He left with a Naval Clerkship, 1st Place.

Service

He served at sea throughout the war and in January went to Cambridge to complete his training.

Death

1st Nov 1914 aged 28.
Died at sea with the loss of his ship during the battle of Coronel off Chile when “Good Hope” as the flagship, engaged the “Graf Spee”, “Scharnhorst”, “Dresden”, “Leipzig” and “Gneisenau”, and was hit in the magazine by “Scharnhorst”, sinking quickly that evening.

Burial/Commemoration

He went down with his ship off the coast of Chile.

Memorial

He is commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Portsmouth GB.

Research

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - www.cwgc.org
The Coronel Memorial - www.coronel.org.uk
Public Record Office, National Archives, Kew /  and Medal Rolls: WO372/
“The Blundellian”
“The Register of Blundell's School, Part II 1882 – 1932” (1932) MAHOOD, A.S., Ed. Entries No. 4608 and 473

 

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