Henry Pelham was born on 1st October 1892, the third son of George and Elizabeth Pelham. Henry’s mother died when he was eight.
Henry joined the Navy before 1911 and became a Stoker in the 2nd Engine room of HMS Good Hope, which is where he was at the time of the 1911 census. Henry was killed in the Battle of Coronel, off the coast of Chile, on 1st November 1914. Henry’s body was not recovered but his name appears on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
At the time of Henry’s death, his father George Pelham was living at 42 Francis Avenue, Ilford, according to his Death Record and Kelly’s Directory.
Research by Redbridge Museum
Commonwealth War Graves Commission