Charlbury Museum News September 1914
Early in the morning of 22nd September 1914, three Clyde-built armoured cruisers, HMS Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy were on patrol off he Dutch coast when all three were torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine with the loss of 1,459 men. Among the 560 men lost from HMS Cressy were a Chilson man aged 25, Stoker George Ernest Clemson, and a 15-year old Charlbury lad, Midshipman Claude Philippe Delmege.
In 2014, you may find out more in the Charlbury in 1914 exhibition at Charlbury Museum, which is open on Saturday 27th September from 10 am to 12 noon, and on Sunday 28th September from 2.30 - 4.30 pm. After that date the Museum closes until Easter Saturday 2015. The 2015 exhibition will celebrate the bicentenary of the Charlbury British School.