20th March

On 20th March 1945, HMS Lapwing came under attack while on an Arctic Convoy. On board were 5 seamen from Northern Ireland, only one of whom survived.

Civilians stabbed in Donegall Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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20th March 2019

On 20th March 1943, 3 Belfast men were stabbed in Donegall Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim after becoming involved in a fight with some American soldiers.

HMS Lapwing

James Bickerstaff

Able Seaman | D/JX 650391

Able Seaman James Bickerstaff of Castlereagh, Belfast, Co. Down died on 20th March 1945 when U-968 attacked an Arctic Convoy sinking the Sloop HMS Lapwing.

Edward Close

Able Seaman | D/JX 140143

Able Seaman Edward Close of Banbridge, Co. Down died on 20th March 1945 when U-968 launched a torpedo attack on Convoy JW-65 sinking the Sloop HMS Lapwing.

Henry Gordon

Able Seaman | D/JX 651185

Able Seaman Henry Gordon of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 20th March 1945 when U-968 launched a torpedo attack on Convoy JW-65 sinking the Sloop HMS Lapwing.

William Magill

Stoker 1st Class | D/KX 91892

Stoker 1st Class William Magill of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 20th March 1945 when U-968 attacked the Arctic Convoy JW-65 sinking the Sloop HMS Lapwing.

Remembering the Fallen

Samuel Pritchard Fox

Gunner | 7009770

Gunner Samuel Pritchard Fox died on 20th March 1942 at the UVF Hospital at Craigavon House, Belfast, Co. Down. He served as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery.