1. Memorial:Portsmouth Naval Memorial Hampshire
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.126
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour23D GQS

Awards & Titles:


Petty Officer 1st Class

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: HM Submarine E22 

On the morning of 25th April 1916 HMS E22 was on surface passage in the North Sea. At just after 1150 a torpedo fired from the German submarine UB18 struck the vessel sending her immediately to the bottom. Of the crew of 33 only two survived having been picked up by UB18 and taken as Prisoners of War.

Action : HM Submarine E22, Sinking of 

On Tuesday 25th April 1916, E22 was on patrol in the North Sea. The submarine was hit and badly damaged by a single torpedo. This had been fired from the German U-Boat UB-18 (Lieutenant Commander Otto Steinbrinck). E22 sank immediately. There were only two survivors out of the crew of thirty-three. The survivors were: Sig William Thomas George Harrod J10833 (who was the lookout) and ERA Frederick Samuel Buckingham M3549 who had gone onto the bridge to examine the air whistle just before the torpedo hit. Finding himself in the water he attempted (unsuccessfully) to assist Stoker 1st Class Patrick Flynn. He then assisted (also unsuccessfully) Lieutenant Carles. Thomas Harrod and Frederick Buckingham were rescued by UB-18 and became a Prisoners of War for the duration in the Prison Camp at Dulmen in Westphalia. Those who were lost were:

Lt Commander Reginald Thomas Dimsdale, RN
Lt Alan James Carles, RN
Lt Edward des Forges Collier, RRN
PO Charles Albert Frost 183901
PO Ernest William Hunt 193302 <-- Freemason
PO Herbert Albert Victor Puckhaber, DSM 233222
L/Sea Harry Sabin Bacon 238739
L/Sea Ernest Samuel Jelf 224881
AB Charles Robert Hood J406
AB George Webster Jecock J6004
AB Harold Frank Norton 239583
AB Edward Felix Owen Regan J7543
AB Henry Thomas Skoyles 239694
AB John Trebble SS3243
Boy Tel Harold Hazelton J38792
CERA Class Wilfred Elliott 270779 <-- Freemason
ERA2 William Robert Woodland M321
ERA3 Class Frederick John Organ M1694
ERA4 Class Fred Carter M7328
Ch Sto William John Cornelius Bewers 280241
SPO John Cleave Hoskin 300765
L/Sto Arthur Rayer K4046
L/Sto William Rook K7179
L/Sto William Henry Skinner K3851
Sto 1 James William Brewer K16024
Sto 1 Charles Herbert Dadford K8711
Sto 1 William Henry Dumelow K7807
Sto 1 James Dwyer K22241
Sto 1 Patrick Flynn K21302
Sto 1 George John Hayward K16817
Sto 1 Richard Henry Bassett Hingston K11199

Adapted from Periscope View - RN Subs Newsletter April 2016.

See also: U-Boat Commanders.

Detail :

193302. E.W. HUNT. P.O. H.M.S. MINOTAUR.
Ernest William Hunt died when E22 was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB18 26-04-1916. Of the crew of 33 two managed to survive and were taken prisoners of war: ERA F.S. Buckingham and Signalman William Harrod.

Ernest had enlisted in 1897 aged only 15 years. He had been born at London. Ernest was living at Southsea, Portsmouth in 1916. Ernest served on many ships working his way to the rank of Petty Officer and was awarded the LSGC medal in 1915. He had been serving on HMS Minotaur when WW1 started. Crews of submarines were highly skilled at their roles and particularly on the E22, she had been involved in tests carrying two Sopwith Schneider Seaplanes.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : United Service No. 1428 E.C.Hampshire & IOW

25th February 1911
25th March 1911
4th December 1911

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