H.M.S Formidable
Ordinary Seaman Charles Frederick Arthy died at the age of 18 when his battleship H.M.S Formidable was twice torpedoed in the English Channel off Portland Bill (50 13.14 N 03 03.99 W) by the German submarine U24.
H.M.S. Formidable was part of the 5th Battle Squadron (eight battleships and two cruisers). Some 547 men lost their lives and only 233 survived.
His parents were: Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Arthy.
Private Charles James Arthy died on the 3rd of February 1915 when his Armed Merchant Cruiser H.M.S. Clan McNaughton was lost in storms, presumably mined, off the coast of Northern Ireland with the loss of all 261 on board.
Some wreckage was found but nothing else. He served with the Royal Marine Light Infantry.
His parents were: Charles James and Hannah Maria Arthy.
Source for the photograph Warships 1 Formiddable and more reading Royal Navy Armed Merchant Cruisers.
Research Rikk Earthy & Mark Earthy January 2002