VIPs Who Played A Significant Role In World War 1

Sir Christopher Cradock (1862-1914)

29. Sir Christopher Cradock (1862-1914)

Sir Christopher Cradock was a British Rear-Admiral of the Royal Navy; joining it in 1875. After the declaration of war in August 1914, Cradock was responsible for safeguarding the North American coast.

He is remembered for his valiance, especially in his fight and loss in the unequal battle, at Coronel, with German Admiral Graf von Spee on 1 November 1914. In losing his own life, the strength of Britain’s Royal Navy’s dominance over the seas was challenged and doubted.

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