CHARLES.G.ARROWSMITH CHARLES GILBERT ARROWSMITH D/KX 75102 Chief Stoker, Royal Navy, son of LEONARD and MARY ANN ARROWSMITH. He was aged 38 when he died on 20/3/45.

He was a Chief Stoker on board HMS Lapwing (U 62), an "I" class destroyer torpedoed and sunk in position 69.26N, 33.44E. off Northern Russia, there were 61 survivors, 158 men died. In the afternoon on 20 Mar, 1945, U-968 (Westphalen) attacked the convoy JW-65 and reported a destroyer and a Liberty ship sunk. HMS Lapwing of the 7th Escort Group was hit amidships at 13:25 and sank 20 minutes later. He is commemorated on Panel 94, Column 2 of the Plymouth naval Memorial.

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