Stubley, Fred


War Service:
Royal Marine Gunner Fred Stubley, was killed on 1 November 1914 while serving as a Gunner in the Royal Marine Artillery.

On 1 November 1914 the West Indies squadron under Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock gave battle to a superior German force under Vice Admiral von Spee at Coronel off the coast of Chile. There was a high proportion of Naval reservists among the crews of the squadron. The cruisers HMS Monmouth and HMS Good Hope were lost with all hands.

Among the reservists lost on HMS Good Hope were eight Metropolitan police officers.
Knight, Thomas - Sydenham
Stubley, Fred - Gipsy Hill

He was lost at sea and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the and on the memorial at Catford Police Station.

PC 833'P' Fred Stubley joined the Metropolitan Police on 2 January 1911. He served at Gipsy Hill and Camberwell.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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