"My great grandfather Charles W Gould spent time on Falkland Islands during 1st World War. Firstly as a Yeoman of Signals aboard HMS Good Hope arriving at New Island 1 Oct 1914. He also visited Port Edgar, Port Stanley, Sparrow Cove, & Port William. The Good Hope departed the Falklands on October 22nd and eventually met up with German navy in the battle of Coronel where it was sunk with all hands. My gGrandfather was dropped off to set up an observation post 2 days ahead of the battle and thus survived and was picked up by the HMS Canupus. While on the Canupus he returned to Falkland Islands on the 8th of November.
From the 15th onwards he set up and manned an observation post at Pembroke Lighthouse with the lighthouse keeper W. Pierce as company. At 7:40 am Dec 8th he spotted smoke from incoming German navy and reported on their movements from his lighthouse post until the opening salvos from the Canupus began the Falkland battle at 9:16 am.
After the victory he reboarded the Canupus and departed on the 18th of December for the Dardenelles.
My father, who was born on December 8th, was given the middle name Falkland as to commemorate that battle.
Regards Brian Dunn