H.m.s lapwing march 1945

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  1. elvisontour

    elvisontour Junior Member

    Hi there this is my first post. I am trying to find photos or information about H.M.S LAPWING WW2 and crew there is a bit of information online but I would like to know more about an Edward Close RN (D/JX 140143). British died 1945 20th march he is the father of my best friend Gary close age 67 from bootle. It would be great if anyone could help as Gary only knows a few things about his dad and I want to be able to help him find more stories and information of the ship and his father and others that might have known him. I am trying to get as much as i can and put it together to give to him as he talks about his dad alot and always says he wishes he new more as he was a baby when the ship was sunk. Thanks to anyone who can help and hope to see you around the board..:):)
  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    The following link gives the crew list for Lapwing, your man is listed.

    Crewlist from HMS Lapwing (U 62) (British Sloop) - Ships hit by German U-boats during WWII - uboat.net

    HMS Lapwing (U 62) (British Sloop) - Ships hit by German U-boats during WWII - uboat.net

    Lapwing, casualty list

    ADAMS, George, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 251451, MPK
    ALLEN, Douglas W, Able Seaman, D/JX 570892, MPK
    ALLEN, Ronald G, Able Seaman, D/JX 651446, MPK
    ALPHEY, James R, Ty/Leading Seaman, D/JX 148844, MPK
    ARMSTRONG, George, Act/Petty Officer Radio Mechanic, P/MX 713768, MPK
    ARROWSMITH, Charles, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 75102, MPK
    ASHWORTH, John L, Able Seaman, D/J 97482, MPK
    ASKEW, Alan, Able Seaman, D/JX 638884, MPK
    ATKINS, Derek D, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 396750, MPK
    BAILEY, Percival H C, Able Seaman, D/JX 576269, MPK
    BARNETT, Bernard N, Stoker 1c, D/KX 134334, MPK
    BARNSLEY, Leonard, Stoker 2c, D/KX 665533, MPK
    BATTLE, Reginald, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 158716, MPK
    BEARD, Sydney T, Able Seaman, D/JX 256014, MPK
    BECKETT, William P, Able Seaman, D/JX 603531, MPK
    BICKERSTAFF, James, Able Seaman, D/JX 650391, MPK
    BIDDLE, Dennis W, Able Seaman, D/JX 603284, killed
    BILLINGTON, Cyril, Able Seaman, D/JX 310221, MPK
    BING, Reginald F, Stoker 1c, D/KX 164455, MPK
    BINNIE, John A, Commander (Rtd), MPK
    BIRTWISTLE, John J, Able Seaman, D/JX 650976, MPK
    BLACK, Arthur, Stoker 2c, D/KX 179142, killed
    BOLITHO, Peter D, Petty Officer Wireman, D/MX 62514, MPK
    BOOTH, James, Able Seaman, D/JX 642162, MPK
    BOUCH, Sydney, Able Seaman, D/JX 638892, MPK
    BOYS, John S, Able Seaman, D/JX 205003, MPK
    BREADING, William H T, Ty/Act/Leading Signalman, D/JX 203274, MPK
    BRECKENRIDGE, William T, Stores Assistant, D/MX 122309, MPK
    BRITTON, Thomas L, Petty Officer Steward, D/LX 22169, MPK
    BROWN, Aubrey, Able Seaman, D/JX 566011, MPK
    CALVERLEY, Norman, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 619292, MPK
    CLOSE, Edward, Able Seaman, D/JX 140143, MPK
    COOKE, Frederick J, Able Seaman, D/JX 347381, MPK
    COOPER, Stanley, Stoker 1c, D/KX 104195, MPK
    COULLING, Douglas P J, Ty/Act/Stores Petty Officer, D/SMX 321, MPK
    COX, Stanley C, Warrant Engineer, MPK
    CRAGG, William C, Ordinary Signalman, 9516 (RNZN), MPK
    CUDMORE, Charles E, Petty Officer Stoker, D/K 66841, MPK
    DIAMOND, Albert E, Ty/Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 154234, MPK
    DICK, John M, Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 81401, MPK
    DICKIE, James B, Signalman, D/JX 201069, MPK
    DODD, George E, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 139185, MPK
    DODD, Harry, Able Seaman, D/JX 369783, MPK
    DRAKEFORD, Sydney H, Coder, D/JX 211363, MPK
    EARLE, John E, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed
    EDNEY, Phillip D, Ty/Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 90742, MPK
    EVANS, William H, Act/Leading Telegraphist, D/JX 343519, killed
    FORD, Edward R, Ty/Petty Officer, D/JX 511154, MPK
    GIBSON, Reginald J, Able Seaman, D/JX 662466, MPK
    GOODGER, John A, Gunner, MPK
    GORDON, Henry, Able Seaman, D/JX 651185, MPK
    GRANVILLE, Stanley, Petty Officer Stoker, D/K 66325, MPK
    GRIFFIN, Gordon, Able Seaman, D/JX 348699, MPK
    GRITT, Ernest E, Able Seaman, D/JX 629067, MPK
    GROOME, Michael, Stoker 1c, D/KX 155972, MPK
    HACKETT, William, Cook (S), D/MX 67203, MPK
    HARRISON, Ronald A, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 577690, MPK
    HESLOP, John M, Signalman, D/JX 578348, MPK
    HICKS, Patrick, Steward, D/LX 573274, MPK
    HOLE, Reginald S, Coder, D/JX 731408, MPK
    HOLLAND, Evan F, Able Seaman, D/JX 419911, MPK
    HOLLAND, John B, Signalman, D/JX 613644, MPK
    HOOK, William S, Leading Cook, D/MX 82809, MPK
    HUGHES, Eric H, Canteen Manager, C/NX 704643, MPK
    HUGHES, Gordon D, Act/Stoker 1c, D/KX 610900, MPK
    HUGHES, Stanley F, Able Seaman, D/JX 305741, MPK
    HURSEY, Leonard J, Stoker 1c, D/KX 601699, MPK
    ILLSTON, George A, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 192891, MPK
    JARDINE, Albert, Act/Chief Petty Officer, D/SSX 17848, killed
    JARNELL, Randolph D, Able Seaman, D/SSX 19457, killed
    JONES, Glyndwr, Ty/Leading Stoker, D/KX 110296, MPK
    JONES, Peter E, Able Seaman, D/JX 652791, killed
    KEEVIL, Peter H, Able Seaman, D/JX 652647, killed
    KENNEDY, John, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 257611, killed
    KEOGH, Frank, Stoker 1c, D/KX 164939, MPK
    KINNEAR, Philip N, Ty/Leading Stoker, D/KX 97537, MPK
    KNIGHT, William D, Ordnance Artificer 4c, D/MX 90291, MPK
    LESTER, Alfred N, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed
    LEVINE, Frederick D, Cook (O), D/MX 106062, MPK
    LYNCH, Joseph, Stoker 1c, D/KX 87933, killed
    MACINNES, Malcolm, Seaman, RNR, D/6054 D, MPK
    MACLEAN, Angus, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 399825, MPK
    MADDEN, Lancelot G, Signalman, D/JX 612286, MPK
    MAGILL, William, Stoker 1c, D/KX 91892, MPK
    MCCARTHY, Joseph P, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 256411, MPK
    MCGUIRE, Denis, Steward, D/LX 555244, MPK
    MCQUEEN, Robert B, Able Seaman, D/JX 153675, MPK
    MILLER, Ernest, Able Seaman, D/JX 173728, MPK
    MILSOM, George E, Coder, D/JX 731065, MPK
    MONAGHAN, Michael P, Able Seaman, D/KX 238403, MPK
    MOORE, Arthur C, Able Seaman, D/JX 286510, MPK
    MORGAN, William P, Able Seaman, D/JX 569238, MPK
    MORTIMER, Bobbie, Act/Leading Telegraphist, D/JX 308725, MPK
    MORTON, Ernest, Telegraphist, D/JX 179546, MPK
    NEADS, William S, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 555658, MPK
    NEWTON, Walter R, Telegraphist, P/JX 572255, MPK
    ORR, Ralph, Able Seaman, D/JX 650822, MPK
    OWEN, Maelgwyn, Assistant Cook, D/MX 601187, MPK
    PALMER, Lionel D, Able Seaman, D/JX 650808, MPK
    PALMER, Raymond E, Able Seaman, D/JX 649705, MPK
    POWDRILL, Kenneth M, Able Seaman, D/JX 650591, MPK
    POWELL, Walter J, Stoker 2c, D/KX 557723, MPK
    QUAIL, Leonard W, Able Seaman, D/JX 554000, killed
    RAFFERTY, Lawrence, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 391725, MPK
    RAINFORD, Thomas H, Able Seaman, D/JX 640859, MPK
    RALPH, Herbert, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, D/SBR/X 6300, MPK
    REES, Alfred, Act/Stoker 1c, D/KX 528449, MPK
    REID, Leslie R, Able Seaman, D/JX 654556, MPK
    REVILL, Francis C, Stoker 1c, P/KX 597102, MPK
    RICHARDSON, Kenneth, Able Seaman, D/JX 366538, MPK
    ROBINSON, Albert J, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 257818, MPK
    ROGERS, Frederick G A, Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 79373, killed
    ROOKER, Stanley, Able Seaman, D/JX 650549, MPK
    ROWE, Stanley J, Able Seaman, D/JX 650838, MPK
    SALES, Cecil E, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 733226, MPK
    SCHOOLAR, Robert R, Able Seaman, D/JX 650797, MPK
    SHERIDAN, Michael E R, Petty Officer Telegraphist, D/JX 138387, MPK
    SLIMON, James, Shipwright 4c, D/MX 74451, MPK
    SMART, Ronald T, Able Seaman, D/JX 651067, MPK
    SMITH, Ernest, Able Seaman, D/JX 649582, MPK
    SOMERS, Edward, Able Seaman, D/JX 568386, MPK
    SPRAGUE, Alfred W, Able Seaman, D/J 81162, killed
    STANDING, Arnold, Telegraphist, D/JX 616390, MPK
    STANLEY, Hubert S, Stoker 1c, D/KX 607358, MPK
    STARK, Robert H, Able Seaman, D/JX 565636, MPK
    STIMSON, Lewis, Ordinary Signalman, D/JX 259918, MPK
    STOCKHILL, Wilfred, Stoker 1c, D/KX 103578, MPK
    SUSSEX, James J, Able Seaman, D/JX 306742, MPK
    SWAILES, Albert, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 51782, MPK
    SWEENEY, Frank, Able Seaman, D/JX 650773, MPK
    TARGET, Raymond W, Able Seaman, D/JX 568119, MPK
    TAYLOR, Frederick G, Able Seaman, D/JX 650778, killed
    TAYLOR, John, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 75819, MPK
    TERRY, Arthur F, Able Seaman, D/JX 650783, MPK
    THOMAS, Ellis G, Able Seaman, D/JX 559050, MPK
    THOMAS, Henry F, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/MX 63479, MPK
    THORNLEY, Edward, Stoker 1c, D/KX 602910, MPK
    TIDBALL, Harold A, Able Seaman, D/JX 285129, MPK
    TOMLINSON, Frank, Able Seaman, D/JX 650777, MPK
    TURNER, George H, Able Seaman, RNVR, D/BD/X 1775, MPK
    WALKER, Joseph E, Able Seaman, D/KX 651205, MPK
    WALKER, Percy R H, Act/Lieutenant, MPK
    WALLER, Harold, Electrical Mechanic 4c, D/MX 102266, MPK
    WARRINER, Thomas L, Able Seaman, D/JX 101754, MPK
    WAYE, Cecil A, Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 79748, MPK
    WEBB, Ronald H, Coder, D/JX 196306, MPK
    WELLER, William F, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, MPK
    WHITTY, John C, Able Seaman, D/JX 650732, MPK
    WILKINSON, Arthur T H, Able Seaman, D/JX 555974, MPK
    WILLIAMS, James H, Able Seaman, D/JX 285792, MPK
    WILLIAMS, Thomas, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 95228, MPK
    WILSHIRE, Harold F, Able Seaman, D/JX 650811, MPK
    WILSON, Alexander G M, Ty/Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK
    WIMBLE, George D, Ty/Leading Stores Assistant, D/MX 63629, MPK
    WINTER, Leslie, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 103059, MPK
    WORKER, John A M, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK
    WRIGHT, Charles W, Stoker 1c, D/KX 601214, MPK
    WRIGHT, Harry, Able Seaman, D/JX 679712, MPK

    If you google HMS Lapwing there are lots of hits.
  3. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

  4. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    Sorry guys - only just seen this thread!

    Here is a brilliant photograph of HMS Lapwing.

    Attached Files:

  5. elvisontour

    elvisontour Junior Member

    many thanks for your help I have managed to find out alot about the lapwing and some really intresting stories of the men and there lives aboard this ship many thanks for the photograph it will take pride of place on Gary's wall thanks again to all that answered this post you have been a great help...
  6. elvisontour

    elvisontour Junior Member

    Attached Files:

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  7. Martin Sugarman

    Martin Sugarman Junior Member

    My Uncle Dennis Andrews was on the Lapwing for one Russian convoy trip - did anyone know him??
  8. Martin Sugarman

    Martin Sugarman Junior Member

    Do regular crew lists exist for ships - most interested in the Empress, Escapade and Lapwing
  9. RFO

    RFO Junior Member

    My uncle is on this list - Frank Keogh - he was just 19 years old.
  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    hello RFO

    age states 26


    Stoker 1st Class
    Service No:
    D/KX 164939
    Date of Death:
    Royal Navy

    H.M.S. Lapwing
    Panel Reference
    Panel 94. Column 3.
    Additional Information:
    Son of William and Emma Keogh, of Eltham, London.

  11. RFO

    RFO Junior Member

    Many thanks for the information Clive - the CWGC info is incorrect he was only 19 when he died. I think my grandparents put what his age would have been at the time they completed the forms in 1951. After I sent a lot of evidence the CWGC have now agreed to amend their records (at some stage)
  12. Leona Thomas

    Leona Thomas Junior Member

    You may be interested to check out the Russian Arctic Convoy Museum project on www.russianarcticconvoymuseum.co.uk

    There you will find helpful info about men of the convoys.
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  13. JCLOSE

    JCLOSE New Member

    I'm trying to find info on Edward Close.Who was on the H.M.S.Lapwing.he was my grandfather.elvisontour has asked for info for his friend Gary Close.i guess that makes Gary my uncle?Or at least my Dads brother.
  14. Nickie D

    Nickie D New Member

    Hello all,
    I have only just discovered this forum. I am interested in finding out some information on my Grandfather: GRANVILLE, Stanley, Petty Officer Stoker, D/K 66325, MPK
    My late Father never met his Dad and id like to find out more about him.
    Thank you.
  15. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Nickie

    There is information on this link that will help you find out how and where to apply for your relatives service records - Request records of deceased service personnel it is important to have these as they will provide the oficial backbone of your search and stop you going down blind alleys

    UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947
    Name: Stanley Arthur Granville
    Age: 38
    Birth Date: abt 1907
    Death Date: 20 Mar 1945
    Cemetery: Naval Memorials In The United Kingdom Plymouth Part Iv
    Burial Country: England
    Father: William Granville
    Mother: Kate Granville
    Regimental Number: D/K 66325
    Region or Memorial: Memorial Register

    UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960
    Name: Stanley Arthur Granville
    Event: Death
    Birth Date: 25 Feb 1907
    Birth Place: Devonport, Devon
    Death Date: 20 Mar 1945
    Death Age: 38

    UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1848-1939
    Name: Stanley Arthur Granville
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 25 Feb 1907
    Birth Place: Devonport, Devon
    First Service Date: 15 Jun 1925
    First Ship Served On: Vivid II
    Last Service Date: 27 Aug 1928
    Last Ship Served On: Vivid II
    Service Number: K 66325

    Name: Stanley Arthur Granville
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 25 Feb 1907
    Birth Place: Devonport, Devon
    First Service Date: 19 Mar 1929
    First Ship Served On: Vivid II
    Last Service Date: 20 Feb 1941
    Last Ship Served On: Devonshire
    Service Number: K. 66325

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
    Name: Stanley Arthur Granville
    Registration Year: 1907
    Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
    Registration district: Devonport
    Parishes for this Registration District: View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District
    Inferred County: Devon
    Volume: 5b
    Page: 284

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
    Name: Stanley A Granville
    Registration Date: Jul-Aug-Sep 1931
    Registration district: Plymouth
    Inferred County: Devon
    Spouse: Georgina B M Vinson
    Volume Number: 5b
    Page Number: 653

    HMS Lapwing, sloop

    The Type VIIC U-boat U-968 - German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net

    HMS Lapwing (U 62) (British Sloop) - Ships hit by German U-boats during WWII - uboat.net

    Crewlist from HMS Lapwing (U 62) (British Sloop) - Ships hit by German U-boats during WWII - uboat.net


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  16. Nickie D

    Nickie D New Member

    Thank you so much for your quick response. That is a massive help, i had no idea where to start. I really appreciate your help and for taking the time to reply.

    Thank you!

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