||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.