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Hartlepool seafarers lost at sea

Carter, Fred

Engine Room Artificer 4th class

Lost on HM Submarine E22 on April 25th, 1916. The E22 was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea, while on the surface, by the German submarine UB-18. Only two of the crew of thirty three survived.
He was the son of the late William and Jane Carter, of Hartlepool. 
M/7328. Fred was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. His name is recorded on the Chatham Naval memorial and the "1st Hartlepool" Company Boys' Brigade and Old Boys Institute Roll of Honour. His brother at 57 Cleveland Rd was notified of his death and his body was not recovered.

In 1911, Fred Carter was living in Stephenson Street on the Headand Hartlepool with his widowed mother Jane, who was 60 at the time. His brother Herbert at 25 was two years older than Fred and they were both marine engineers born in Hartlepool. Jane had given birth to 7 children and at the time of the 1911 census only 4 were living, Fred being the youngest.

Ten years previously, the family were in High St Hartlepool and Jane, already widowed, was a butcher/shopkeeper, son John was a 26 year old plumber, there were two daughters Mary and Jane and son William was a 23 year old butcher's assistant. Herbert was an apprentice fitter in the shipyard and Fred still a scholar. A 26 year old assistant butcher called Joseph Harrison from Crathorne also lived with the family indicating that the business was thriving.

In 1891, William Carter was still alive and a butcher and he died in 1896.The family business seems to have thrived from the mid 1850s in the Headland area of Hartlepool.