Sunday 11 October 1914 – We Lost 40

HMS Active

The minimum height requirement to join the British Army is lowered from 5’ 8” to 5’ 5”.

  • A family that will lose the first of two sons lost in the Navy

Stoker 1st Class Ernest Herbert Carpenter (Royal Navy, HMS Active) dies of illness at age 22.  His brother will be killed serving on HMS Indefatigable at the Battle of Jutland.

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