Crew Details

HERBERT ALLCORN (1887-1914)
SS/103841, Stoker 1st Class, Royal Navy
HMS Good Hope
Herbert Allcorn was born on May 21, 1887, in Lewes, East Sussex in 1898 moved 3 mile to Ringmer, wher he lived with his parents and twin brother Frederick. He later married Kate lived at The Briars, Lewes Road, Ringmer.

Herbert served five years in the Royal Navy followed by a further three years in the Reserve. On 13th July, 1914, he reported for duty having been mobilised from the reserve, and was drafted to HMS Good Hope. On August 6, they sailed for Newfoundland to intercept armed German merchant ships in the area. By August 16, Good Hope had been ordered south towards Panama under Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock’s flag.

Herbert's widow named their son, who was born on February 7, 1915, Herbert Henry Hope, after his father and his father's ship.

Details taken from The Ringmer Village Website- Biography of Herbert Allcorn