Old Ledbury - World War One in Canon Frome Village

World War One in Canon Frome Village

World War One Canon Frome Village

Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 24 10 1914
A telegram was received at Canon Ffrome Court, on Friday afternoon last, from the Admiralty, saying it was with the deepest regret they informed Commander PRATT-BARLOW's family that it was feared the Commander had lost his life on H.M.S. Hawke, which had been sunk by the enemy the day previous. The news thus conveyed, proved to be too true. On Saturday Mrs. PRATT-BARLOW received the following email:-
Sandringham, October 17th.
The King and Queen deeply regret the loss you and the Navy have sustained by the death of your husband in the service of his country. Their Majesties truly sympathise with you in your sorrow.
Commander PRATT-BARLOW served in the late Queen VICTORIA's Royal Yacht, and afterwards as Flag Lieutenant to Admiral Sir Lewis BEAUMONT when commanding the Australian Station. He was married in 1903 to Miss Dorothy BASKERVILLE, younger daughter of the late Walter BASKERVILLE, of Clyro Court, Radnorshire, and leaves one young daughter.
Commander PRATT-BARLOW, who was just 40 years of age, was looked upon as one of the most promising officers of the Royal Navy. This sad end which, however, is really a glorious one, has cut off a gallant sailor, and his loss will be regretted by a large circle of friends.
Mrs. PRATT-BARLOW's elder sister is Mrs. HOPTON, wife of Colonel HOPTON, of Canon Ffrome Court.

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