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First Name: Ernest Last Name: COMPER
Date of Death: 05/10/1914 Lived/Born In: Streatham
Rank: Petty Officer Telegraphist Unit: HM Trawler Princess Beatrice
Memorial Site: Chatham Naval Memorial

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49, Hambro Street, Streatham


On 5th October, 1914, HM Trawler Princess Beatrice, which had been requisitioned by the Royal Navy and converted into a minesweeper, hit a mine off the Belgian coast and sank with the loss over eleven of her crew. One of these was Ernest Comper.

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