1. Memorial:Chatham Naval Memorial17 Kent
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.134
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour50D GQS

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Family :

Son of the late Edward and Maria Scarlett, of Dover.

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Unit / Ship / Est.: HM Submarine E24 

HMS E24 24 March 1916 Possibly mined in North Sea On the morning of 21st March 1916 E24 sailed from Harwich for mine-laying operations at Helegoland Bight. The submarine failed to return from this operation and was believed to have struck a mine. In 1973 her hull was mistakenly salvaged, inspection of the hull indicated that the submarine had indeed hit a mine. Mike: Hamburg Cemetery: This total includes special memorials to three casualties buried in Parchim Prisoners of War Cemetery whose graves could not be found, and 25 unidentified sailors whose remains were recovered from HM Submarine E24, which was sunk by a mine off Heligoland in March 1916, when the vessel was raised in July 1974. All lost crew buried in Cemetery Hamburg can be identified. A German wrecker crew went out in 1974 to try to recover a WW11 submaribe that was supposed to be transporting diamonds / jewels to Japan, but was sunk leaving port. A wreck was found and assumed to be `their' sub. Diver hooked on lifting gear and the sub was dragged back UNDER WATER to Cuxhaven where she was raised - CONSTERNATION !!! - Not a German Uboat. It could only be British as NO other navy would be sending subs to that dangerous area. Bodies were found so it must be a war grave, again - CONSTERNATION - 4 RN Officers from Hamburg turned up - put their fingers over their mouths and said `shush for ten years'. Bodies were buried and boat identified as E24. Have FULL story. Just missed being given the tower of E24 ( RNSM could not / would not have it as `War Grave' ) and it finally has gone to Wrackmuseum, Duhnen Nr. Cuxhaven, where it still is. On 21stMarch 1916 HM Submarine E 24, built 1916, 807 tons, left Harwich, England to lay mines in Heligoland Bight, not heard from again. All the crew of 35 crew were lost

Action : Naval Campaign 

Naval Campaign is defined as to include all sea operations where attrition rates are in ones and twos and which do not fall within specific naval battles such as Jutland, Coronel, Falklands etc. This includes Merchant Navy losses.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : United Service No. 3124 E.C.East Kent

7th March 1906
2nd May 1906
6th June 1906

Listed as a 24 year old Engine Room Artificer aboard HMS Havock? in 1906. A year of war service is noted for 1915 in the contribution register, followed by the comment "Killed in Action date not known."

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