Telegram


Telegram informing next of kin
Some two months after the tragic events off Coronel, the Admiralty notified the next of kin by telegram. This is a copy of one of the many telegrams sent informing the next of kin of their loss. It is surprising in its abruptness, lack of regret or sympathy.

This copy was supplied by Monica Cook, granddaughter of Frederick James Carter, and I am grateful to her for her permission to reproduce it here.