Leading Seaman Henry “Harry” George Carpenter

Thank you to Patricia Brazier for the following research.

Harry’s full name is Henry George Carpenter he was born on 2nd May 1887 at Dorking. He was baptised at 10th July 1887 at the Parish Church of Dorking his parents are Mark, a Labourer and Emma, their address is 12 Cotmandene.

In the 1891 and the 1901 census Henry is living with his family in Camberwell, London.

He joined the Navy at Portsmouth on 2nd May 1905, his 18th Birthday. At the time his occupation was a Butchers Assistant. He enlisted for 12 years.

He married Emily Grant in the December Quarter of 1911 in Portsmouth.

In the 1911 census his parents are living in Peckham Grove, London.

On 15th August 1916 Harry was serving as a leading seaman on the Submarine E4 Carrying out anti-submarine exercises in the North Sea. There was a collision with Submarine E41, Sadly there were no survivors. Harry is buried in Shotley Church yard in Suffolk.

Born                            Dorking

Son of                          Mark and Emma Carpenter
Husband of                  Emily Grant

Regiment                      HM Submarine E4. Royal Navy
Number                        228307

Date of Death               15th August 1916
Place of Death              North Sea
Cause of Death             Killed in Action

Age                               29

Cemetery                     Shotley Churchyard, Shotley, Near Harwich, Suffolk