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Hartlepool seafarers lost at sea

Booth, Edward

10, Dover Street, West Hartlepool
West Hartlepool

Lost on the steam tug HMS Char

The following information has been compiled by 'Heroism & Heartbreak' Project Volunteer Susan Scott:
Edward Booth was born on April 24th, 1893, at West Hartlepool and was baptised at Burbank Street Methodist Church May 16th, 1893. His parents, William and Margaret Booth (nee Wilson), were living in Dover Street, West Hartlepool at this time.

The 1911 Census shows Edward (now aged 18 and listed as a Tug Boatman), living at No.10, Dover Street, with his parents and five siblings; Margaret Anne (aged 26), Gertrude (24), Mary Jane (21, a Domestic Servant), William (14), and Janette (9). In 1913 William joined the National Union of Railwaymen as a Boatman. 

Edward and his father, William Booth, were both lost in the sinking of HMS Char on January 15th, 1915.


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