Deck Hand Henry Morton

Deck Hand Henry Morton, Royal Naval Reserve. He was lost at sea aboard H.M.Trawler ” Gambri ” on 18th January 1918, aged 23. He was the son of Henry and Margaret Morton of 71 Low Greens, Berwick and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. ” Gambri ” was a trawler of 274 tons hired by the Admiralty for use as a minesweeper. At 10.15 a.m. she sank after striking a mine three- quarters of a mile from the Royal Sovereign light vessel, off the Sussex coast with the loss of twenty one men. The mines had been laid earlier by the German submarine UC-71. ( The picture is not the ” Gambri ” but a sister ship ).

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