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Edward Hart

Rigger HM Dockyard, Portsmouth

Died 22nd October 1915

Aged 47 Years Old

There were many activities in the dockyard at Portsmouth that were dangerous during WW1 and led to lives lost away from the front line. On Thursday 21st October 1915, the tug, Grappler, was out salvaging gear from a sunken trawler, Erin II, that had been carrying out minesweeping duties in the English Channel when it had been hit by a mine and was sunk with the death of 6 men. Grappler was also hit by a mine and damaged. Four men were killed, including Edward Hart.