The Battle of Coronel

Continuing our commemorations of WWI, there will be a talk on the Battle of Coronel on 1st November 2014, at the Drax Hall, commencing 7pm.

The battle took place 100 years ago to the day. Petty Officer William Cox, the first local man to die in the war, was killed seven thousand miles away off the coast of Chile. Rod Arnold of the Western Front Association has made a special study of the Royal Navy in WWI and will explain how and why PO Cox, along with hundreds of his shipmates came to die so far from home.

Tickets are £2.50 each – under 16s go free – and can be obtained from Amanda Crocker at Rye Hill Farm 01929 472327 or